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When i am connecting to the computer external harddisk is in hidden mode how to change the hidden mode

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It is probably not being assigned a drive letter.
I'm assuming you are running windows ...
Right click on My Computer and select Manage
The Computer Management window will open, select Disk Management
In the panel to the right, find a Disk that does not have a letter associated with it.
Right click on this Disk and select Change Drive letters
Select a letter, only ones not in use are available.
If this is a new hard drive you may have to make it active, partition and format.

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