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My transcand external hard drive is showing detcted in computer but not appering any icon or data in explorer

Its Showing In safely remove hardware but its not showing any data & icon In explorer

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It's likely the drive is damaged.

The easy answer is to have the guys at http://FreeDataRecovery.us take a look at it for you. They work remotely over the Internet and just ask for donations.

Posted on Feb 15, 2012

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Did you have to install a driver for it initially? Try reinstalling the driver, if so.

I thought most drives were plug and play. If it does not have a driver, trying using a different USB port. Sometimes the ports can freak out and not recognize the item plugged in, especially if you use multiple items in the same port. (ie, cameras, cell phones, printers, etc)

Hope this helps at least some. Good luck!

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Good day!

1. Go to my computer and right click then click manage, go to disk management and see if your external harddisk is showed.If showed,then you can see the options there to manipulate your harddisk, either you format it or repartition.
2. You can use also a disk manager software to fully control the function.

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Slowness like this is a sign of bad sectors. Run Western Digitals Data Lifeguard diagnostic utility to confirm.

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