Can't see my WD HD in Computer

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  1. lostsoul65

    lostsoul65 New Member

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    I have a two TB WD External HD (MY Book) that when I go into Computer I don't see it but I see all my other drives. However I can go into Disk Manager and right mouse click the drive and open and there it is. I can access it but why can't I see it in Computer with the other drives?
     
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Fantastic Member
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    What do you mean you can "access" it? How?

    Did it use to work? Has the drive been formatted? Does it work fine when attached to another computer?
     
  3. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Can we rule out the drive being empty and the system being set to not show empty drives in Computer?
     
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    Digerati Fantastic Member
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    Nope. Empty, full or somewhere in between, the system should see the drive - if the drive has been formatted and is ready to receive data.
     
  5. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    Looks like you are right about the Hidden drives. I suppose that is what I get for taking Microsoft literally. It doesn't even apply to CD/DVDs, just card readers and like devices...

    Does a My Book have any type of proprietary software?
     
  6. Pauli

    Pauli Extraordinary Member
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    You have a disk letter assigned? Windows requires one, as identity. You can do it from Disk Management.

    Usually, this happens automatically, but sometimes it has to be done manually. Hope you get it running.
     

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