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It works well there! Did exactly lyk u mentioned.. That made my hard drive to go to GPT Partition. Windows 8.1 recognizes both my SSD and hard drive but does not show hard drive in "My Computer" Portable hard drive won't show up WD Elements portable hard drive doesn't show weblink

IM using windows but same problem. If the problem persists close the Disk Management console, then restart Disk Management or restart the computer." Neither of these work either. When I right in the pop up window I get file system as NTFS, but your screenshot above shows FAT32. Reply Mukhtar khan January 4, 2016 at 6:04 pm What to do if toshiba storage usb is not opening in the pc?? http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/external-drive-not-recognized-this-is-how-to-fix-it-in-windows/

External Hard Disk Detected But Not Opening

Unfortunately the advice here is of no help. Reply Max January 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm I was trying a Linux live OS and ended up accidentally installing it on an external HD, which led to the HD being Windows 8.1.

Hope this helps those who are at their wits end like i was. It was not shown even in disk management. Also the current PC works with different flash drives (1GB and 16 GB) in the """front USB""" well in windows XP but the extHDD won't work on front USB. How To Open External Hard Disk Without Formatting Have you ever had to do any of the things here to fix an unrecognized external drive?

Reply bedar January 6, 2017 at 1:23 pm i have tried all the steps but i still unable to see my external device in "my computer". External Hard Drive Recognized But Not Accessible Cheers and thanks, Rudy. K or L or Q.Viola, should get notifications that drive is recognized etc. Dead USB Port?

This Is How to Fix It in Windows Chris Hoffman October 21, 2013 21-10-2013 5 minutes External Drive Not Recognized? Can't Open External Hard Drive Windows 10 It is identified as Disk 2 and online. All the tests I did with 'Data Life Guard' gave me a tick for good health. Reply Joe S.

  1. Thank you !
  2. Thanks for taking time to post and help others to solve this kind of issues,I have the same problem here.
  3. Reply Rabih ABOU-CHAKRA August 15, 2016 at 11:04 pm Excellent, very well explained, and very efficient, Bravo!
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External Hard Drive Recognized But Not Accessible

September 12, 2016 at 2:28 pm A lots of thanks to you brother Chris Hoffman for your guide, I was having a problem with my external hdd...I just follow your article In this instance my external hard drive particulars are as follows: Seagate Expansion Desk SCSI Disk Device I have formatted the drive on my Windows 7 PC. External Hard Disk Detected But Not Opening No I wont. External Hard Drive Not Showing Up In My Computer Loaded w8.1 and the drive was not recognized there.

Reply Nance December 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm It's on the keyboard, on bottom left between the control key and the alt key. have a peek at these guys What should I do? all of them with Windows 7, both 32 and 64 bits. Reply joe August 14, 2016 at 10:53 pm Flash Drive was already formatted FAT32. External Hard Drive Wont Open On Mac

It has the windows logo on it. Reply Praneeth October 16, 2016 at 11:01 am thanks a lot, it worked :) Reply Julie October 15, 2016 at 3:48 pm great info BUT mine says it's healthy, is already Got a corrupt message. http://everfreetech.com/external-hard/can-39-t-see-external-hard-drive-windows-10.html Reply Amir May 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm thank you.

Reply PHNATIK-2017 January 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm I read many complaints Windows 10 not recognizing external drives. Can't Open External Hard Drive On Mac If it cant be seen or read. Reply Sunilkumar Jeerankalagi February 4, 2016 at 6:17 am Also, For that disk, it shows as "Not initialized".

Good Luck.

The computer detects a usb thumb drive no problem though, it is just external harddrives. Reply omar gardabbou September 26, 2016 at 6:27 pm thank you that helped me a lot :))) Reply Larry W September 16, 2016 at 3:33 am Thank you for taking the I have a 1TB Seagate drive which I use without any problem in a Windows 7 PC and some notebooks I have.. I Cant Open My External Hard Drive On Mac Reply Jennifer Street January 9, 2016 at 8:33 am My hard drive says not initialized and unallocated.

THANK YOU!!!! Awesome, it's fixed. Can anyone help. http://everfreetech.com/external-hard/i-cant-open-my-external-hard-drive.html Any help is greatly appreciated. -Sudhir.

Everyone else kept saying the same thing that wasn't working. I believe the the drive is already erased, does Delete Volume erase the information so I can format it or does it delete the existing partition? Reply Frank March 7, 2016 at 5:56 am Thanks helped Reply Karen March 6, 2016 at 9:41 pm Thank you, great instructions. Reply Dustin April 27, 2016 at 12:30 am I've been trying to fix a bricked 320 GB Seagate drive...

Thank you. Just what I was looking for. From the Start Menu, under Accesories find Command Prompt and right click. it was preformatted to FAT32 system.

However, using this method you might try moving data in LINUX first or even just "mounting" the drive. Reply Nance December 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm If the volume is on, when I put something in the usb port, my windows pc makes a ka-thunk noise. Reply Dani November 1, 2016 at 5:18 pm My ext HDD is visible, but is not being detected. I just needed to change the letter path on my external ssd after I reformatted it like 3 times for the computer to recognize it again.

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