1. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       1 Day Ago #1

    External USB drive not recognized for Disk Image


    Greeting with a smile.

    I'm trying to save a first time disk image on an external USB drive. And I had it working at the start. The first time, it started fine, and was running fine. But it took longer than I thought it would, and I had to shut it down before it was finished.

    Now, when I try to start the process up again, I receive a message that the file history part of the computer is not connected to the USB drive. I can open and view everything on the USB drive, but the file history part of the computer says the USB drive isn't connected.

    Help!
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  2. Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,188
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       1 Day Ago #2

    Hi, you mention both disk imaging and file history. I guess you are aware these are two completely different things, and assume you're using the same external disk for both.

    1. Which disk imaging program are you using? Could you explain why you thought creating an image (of what?) took longer than you thought it should?

    2.
    when I try to start the process up again,
    - sorry- which process - disk imaging?

    Note that you may need to make sure the disk is always allocated the same drive letter each time it is connected. There is a trick to achieve this: in Computer Management, simply change the drive letter to one you'll never use e.g. R - or whatever you like late in the alphabet. Next time you connect the drive it will be allocated the same letter.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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