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Solved: External HDD icon isnt showing up on my computer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by pyronox, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. pyronox

    pyronox Thread Starter

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    hey little trouble here. My WD Passport 120 GB. isnt showing up on screen. On the system tray the safely remove option is available , hence proving that its being detected by my comp. but the icon wont show. i tried start/run and typing the assigned drive letter and that worked too. but doing that every time is a bit too hectic. so if any one has overcome this similar challenge plz do advise!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Sounds like the drive letter has been hidden by a tweaker. If you have TweakUI or similar, look through the drives that are revealed to be sure that it is checked.
     
  3. Memnoch322

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    Also if you have some other drive mapped or assigned in my computer with the same letter it will not show. You can check disk management right click mycomputer>manage>disk management
     
  4. pyronox

    pyronox Thread Starter

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    Elvandil! took your tip, looked into it, well whadya know! it works, cheers mate.

    memnoch322 im glad ppl help out here. thank you once again for tour time and knowledge. later
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Good news.

    You can mark your own threads "solved" using the Thread Tools at the top of the page.
     
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