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rcsegraves

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    Explorer Doesn't List External SATA Drive
    « on: January 05, 2012, 07:41:10 AM »
    I have installed a USB 2.0 SATA HDD External Box on my laptop.  I find in listed in devices as a USB Mass Storage Device and when I troubleshoot it the OS says that it is working properly.  But when I open Windows Explorer it is not listed as a drive.  What do I do to get Explorer to find and use the drive - I want to use it as a Back up.

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    Re: Explorer Doesn't List External SATA Drive
    « Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 07:49:50 AM »
    How does it show in Disk Management ? ?

    If it was shipped as a blank HDD Windows cannot see/use it until it is formatted.
       
     
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      Re: Explorer Doesn't List External SATA Drive
      « Reply #2 on: January 06, 2012, 06:32:53 AM »
      It shows as unallocated.  I figured out that means it is not formatted.  But I can't figure out how to format it.

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      Re: Explorer Doesn't List External SATA Drive
      « Reply #3 on: January 06, 2012, 06:40:14 AM »
      Right clik unallocated space and select Allocate...then right clik the drive and select format...NTFS.
         
       
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