0 Fixing USB Removable HDD Not Working With Windows 7


On a newly installed "Windows 7" setup my portable USB hard-disk drive failed to get recognized, the strange part was "Windows 7" was able to recognize the external HDD correctly and notices it when it gets plugged in/out but the drive was not shown under "My Computer" or any other drive display option. To get rid of this problem follow the instructions provided below.
Fixing the Windows 7 non-browsable external disk drive issue :
  1. Plug in the external USB hard drive and right-click "My Computer" icon and select "Manage" option.
  2. Now, navigate to "Disk Management" and select the removable disk, right-click this disk and select "Mark Partition as Active".
  3. Once completed, Left click the drive and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths".
  4. Click the “Add” button and proceed allocating a drive letter to the removable drive.
  5. Your removable disk driver should now be visible under "My Computer" ready to start work with.


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