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Why does my laptop mount external drives?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Anasttin, Oct 8, 2018.

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  1. Anasttin

    Anasttin Thread Starter

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    Hi gang,

    If I plug an external hard drive into a USB port on any computer I've ever worked with, the drive simply becomes accessible, which is great.

    The thing is that I have a laptop provided by my school that seems to need to mount drives which is a nuisance because I have to unmount it when swapping to another computer and it often doesn't update when I re attach it, meaning it doesn't show the latest contents of the drive.

    When I plug it in, it to the offending laptop, it say "drive mounted as drive 'K'" and then it is accessible.

    Can anyone tell me how I make it like every other computer and just allow access without mounting/unmounting?

    Thanks for your help.

    Ana
     
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  3. Anasttin

    Anasttin Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    The laptop was provided by my school but then the laptop became mine when I finished school having been paid off through school fees.

    There's is nothing untoward here and I'd just like to be able to move my external drive to another computer, copy stuff on, and see it when I move it back to my laptop without first having to unmount and then mount the drive.

    Thanks,

    Ana
     
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