Windows 10: Trying to use the Backup feature but "No usable drives found" Solved

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  1.    17 Mar 2016 #11

    bighair said: View Post
    i had the same problem, but in my case it was that i have used the drive for my music files and have entered the location in windows
    media player, as soon i removed that, then it see the drive.
    you have to be sure you have not entered the drive in some kind of libary.
    That did it! I had a "Documents" folder and a "Music" folder under "This PC" that were mapped to the USB drive. Once I changed the location (to where I really wanted them), I was able to see my USB drive. Thank you!
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  2.    17 Mar 2016 #12

    Looking at your Z drive .....in your screen shot, that drive is not activated so to speak, all you did was format it, but if you look at all your other drives in your pic, that WORK ....notice that their are no lines going thru them in your Disk Management screen. Its not an active NTFS partition at the moment. You should download MiniTool Partition Manager and use that Free program to fix your drive.
    Much easier than windows disk manager ....just a suggestion.
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  3.    17 Mar 2016 #13

    OldMike65 said: View Post
    Looking at your Z drive .....in your screen shot, that drive is not activated so to speak, all you did was format it, but if you look at all your other drives in your pic, that WORK ....notice that their are no lines going thru them in your Disk Management screen. Its not an active NTFS partition at the moment. You should download MiniTool Partition Manager and use that Free program to fix your drive.
    Much easier than windows disk manager ....just a suggestion.
    The Z: drive partition only appeared that way because that was the one he had highlighted by clicking on it.
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    windows 10 pro
       17 Mar 2016 #14

    happy to help you.
    ARAMP1 said: View Post
    That did it! I had a "Documents" folder and a "Music" folder under "This PC" that were mapped to the USB drive. Once I changed the location (to where I really wanted them), I was able to see my USB drive. Thank you!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    17 Mar 2016 #15

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    The Z: drive partition only appeared that way because that was the one he had highlighted by clicking on it.
    Ahh ok. ....my mistake .....but looks like its working now .....that's all that counts.
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