Flash drives recognized but external hard drives are not

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    Windows 10 Home

    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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    Win10 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home, Win7, Linux Mint

    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.
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