1.    07 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    USB Drive No Longer Recognized?


    Hey everyone!

    So, I've been running into a weird situation and I was hoping to run into some clarification on what I could do to fix the problem.

    I got a 128GB Flash Drive which I proceeded to install a portable, bootable Fedora install on. Of course, naturally, since Fedora is light weight, I had all sorts of other room left over. However, when I plug the USB drive back into the main Desktop, it no longer asks me what I want to do with the USB drive, even with AutoPlay stuff disabled. It's as if the USB Drive doesn't exist.

    However, I checked quickly on one of my laptops that has never seen the drive and the AutoPlay on that device immediately popped in. When I selected "view files and folders", voila, I could see the Flash Drive with a folder for the Fedora install and plenty of other open space.

    How can I force my computer to see this Flash Drive all over again?

    Edit:
    p.s. Funnily enough, it's doing the same thing with the storage on my fiance's iPhone. Which is fantastic... since I can't see her phone anymore when I plug it in (even iTunes doesn't see it).
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  2.    07 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1709 Build 16299.125

    Hi Tesagk,

    I have had this problem a few times and USB drives are apparently ignored when reattached to the port. I usually find a restart of the PC with the device disconnected sorts out the port settings and when the device is reconnected it is recognised OK.
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  3.    07 Jan 2016 #3

    Hi there

    sometimes it's easy

    Use the OLD control panel (right mouse click on menu).

    Go to Administrative tools --->computer management-->Disk management.

    You'll probably see that your USB device hasn't been assigned a Disk letter -- simply assign it one (change drive letter) and Windows will see it.

    Usually no need to re-boot etc.

    Problem caused by "Disk signature" - especially if the HDD / flash drive is switched frequently between different machines.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    07 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro X64

    Hi,

    Use the OLD control panel (right mouse click on menu).

    Go to Administrative tools --->computer management-->Disk management.
    Or simply right click the start menu button and select "Disk Management" from the menu.

    Cheers,
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  5.    07 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Thread Starter

    So, I had looked in disk management previously because I had the same thought. However, I get the following:

    "Disk 0" This is my OS drive, which is a 240-ish GB SSD. 215 GB dedicated to C:, 450 MB Healthy Recovery; 8 GB Healthy Hibernation Partitition

    "Disk 1" This is my "storage" drive, which is 2 TB. This is not partitioned.

    Even when I hit refresh, nothing shows up.

    Going to try restarting. =)

    Thanks for the help, both of you. Hopefully I'll manage to figure this out with the help.
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  6.    07 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by fdegrove View Post
    Hi,



    Or simply right click the start menu button and select "Disk Management" from the menu.

    Cheers,
    That's how I did it, ha. =P
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