1. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home
       10 Oct 2016 #1

    Flash drives recognized but external hard drives are not


    My Windows 10 Home laptop will recognize all of my flash drives but won't recognize any of my external hard drives. They all use to show up but now they aren't. The hard drives show up in disk manager but won't show up in file explorer. I hooked them up to other laptops & they all show up. I've tried uninstalling drivers & reinstalling them but It hasn't worked. Any ideas?
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  2. Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,342
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       11 Oct 2016 #2

    In Disk Management do the External USB drives have a drive letter assigned? If not they probably won't show in File Explorer. I keep 3 such drives connected always and they have drive letters, the USB Thumb drives I plug in automatically get a drive letter assigned and then can be seen in File Explorer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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