USB Drive - Missing

By lemut
Jun 20, 2007
  1. Hi All,
    I’m trying to use a drive from an ‘old’ pc via a USB port. I’ve installed the drive, set as master in a Smart Drive housing HD6-U2. The drive shows on Device Manager under Disk drives along with the two main drives fitted in my machine. Opening up Explorer it is not listed. Any idea how I can get it to show? Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    select assign device a letter in disc management.
    once it does, it is usable.

    This of course assumes the drive is formatted.
  3. lemut

    lemut TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi and thanks Tedster,for the speedy reply. The Change drive letter under Computer Management is in greyed out although the drive is shown. The only available option is Delete partition which I do not want to do if possible as the drive (I hope) contains data. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.
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