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External doesnt show on my computer

Whenever I plug in the usb for the external hard drive, the computer can read it and all but it wont show up on My Computer at all.
It was installed and still nothing happened.
I see a Safely Remove Hardware Icon, but it doesnt do much since I can't even drag anything to my external hard drive. help.!! I tried to right click on my computer, and go to manage but no disk showed up on the right of it. Are their any other solutions that i can try to fix this problem

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I fixed my problem by going to the western digital site and downloaded the installation package. i installed it and next thing i knew it started working again. hope that may help if anyone runs into a similar problem

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