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I have a usb with alot of important files. when plugging to usb connection/connection it read and it says device ready for use already and drive f: also in my computer. when clicking the f: message is "please inset a disk in drive f:" even right click and explore.

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Rt Click My Computer, Manage, Device Manager and in the Rt side, highlight the TOP icon. Then under Help, click the Computer with magnifying glass i con aand wait. This forces your OS to 'Look' for any new devices.

When it finishes, close the window and see if your new HDD popped up under My Computer

If not, Rt Click My Computer, Manage, Disk Manager... or Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager and see if it is there. You may have to Rt. Click and import it as a foreign drive or Rt click and give it a Driveletter ;-)

If RtClicking My Computer doesn't work, Click Start, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Manager to get there.

Windows doesn't like 'foreign disks' so ANY time this happens, if OS doesn't see it, use disk manager and Import it.

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