Portable Hard Drive Issue

By ptim ยท 4 replies
Jan 10, 2008
  1. I have a WD 120 GB Portable HD, when I plug it in, it shows up in the Device Manager, but I cant see it in Windows Explorer.
  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Is it possibly sharing a drive letter with something else? Right click on my computer and choose manage. Once there go to the bottom and chose disk management. From there you can see if the disk drive is actually there.

    If it is you can check the drive letter. You might right click on it and Choose drive letter and paths....

    I hope this helps.
  3. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Unfortunately I don't have admin rights here. When I try to click on Disk Management, I cant see anything. But it does show up in the Device Manager.
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    your out of luck
    only admin can fix this
    hacking will only get you in trouble
  5. ptim

    ptim TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    Yes, at least I'm kinda friends with our IT Dept. at least I don't get the run around.
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