External Hard Drive not showing up

  1. Posts : 57
    Windows 10

    External Hard Drive not showing up

    I have an external hard drive that I have used regularly with a Windows 7 machine via esata
    that does not show up when plugged into my Windows 10 notebook via USB.
    I can see it under the disk management, but there is no drive letter assigned so I cannot access it.

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  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64

    If there's no letter assigned to it then it's hidden. Right click on it -> Change Drive Letter.... then assign a letter for it.
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  3. Posts : 57
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I can see the drive in disk management, but the option to select 'change drive letter' is greyed out.External Hard Drive not showing up-drive_problem.jpg
    EDIT: I plugged it back up to the windows 7 machine via USB, and it is assigned a drive letter and shows up fine in windows explorer..
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  4. Posts : 7

    As Oliverpowell said you may first check the option is ticked or not. If still not works, you can try some third-party partition software like AOMEI Partition Assistant or else to change drive letter so that the drive can show up.
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