Cannot see my Lacie Firewire drive

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    Cannot see my Lacie Firewire drive

    I have a fire wire Lacie external fitted, working well with prior versions.
    Now can't see the drive in Win10 - whether file explorer of for saving files
    Is a Firewire connection a problem?
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    Thread Starter

    Found in Control Panel>Devices and Printers > Devices but that's all

    I have found the device in Control Panel>Devices and Printers > Devices
    Checking properties it tells me it is working - but still I cannot find it in File Explorer or when I want to open or save a file. Frustrating as I also use this drive for back up
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    win 10

    Look in computer management/Disk Management to check if you can see it here
    Sometimes Windows get's confused assigning drive letters, you can reassign a different drive letter from here
    Might be nothing to do with the Win10UG per se
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    Thread Starter

    Thanks robgr - is that in Control Panel - can't find computer management/Disk Management there
    The drive was fine in WIN7 and prior versions so that is why I suspect the upgrade.
    It does show in Settings>Devices but that doesn't give any option to manage the device
    It also shows in Device Manager>Disk Drives. Double clicking i learn " This device is working properly. "
    - clicked up date driver and received the message that the driver was up to date.
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    win 10

    Hi Christopher
    Yes, it's in Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management
    If you do change the drive letter and it doesn't appear immediately relaunch Explorer
    If still no joy then restart Explorer (from Task Manager)
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    win 10

    Location is very similar to Win7
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  7. Posts : 6
    Thread Starter

    mmmm I have -
    Drive 0 which is my C drive
    2,3,4 and 5 are all Removable - no media
    and a CD ROM
    And that's it
    I thought I would try unplugging and then plugging back in (Lacie) - the PC made some nice glugging sounds - that's all
    I am going to try unplugging and rebooting without Lacie and then connect and see what happens.
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    win 10

    May be worth checking for an updated driver from the manufacture (first see if Windows can update the driver)
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    Win 11 Pro 22000.652

    It has been a long time since I used a 1394 (Firewire) drive, but I vaguely recall that the controller showed up in Device Manager with the hard disk controllers.

    I guess that you need drivers. As you haven't seen fit to supply any information about your system, it's not possible to help you find them.
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  10. Posts : 6
    Thread Starter

    My LACIE is very old and, in truth, not big enough now for use as a back up.
    I have decided to replace it with a 1tb disk that should last a while - also with USB connection should be no problem to see it
    Many thanks for all the advice/comments
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