Hi, I somehow removed all my icons from the start menu and I've attempted to put them back. But the icon that is usually in the toolbar near the clock is gone. This icon tells me how much space is on the drive and its health and such. please advice.
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Usually, it comes formatted. However, you can re-format it (e.g. on a PC or Mac) using the usual disk format utilities, if you don't need any special/specific (SDHC) format features.
For instance, on a PC ... insert the USB SanDisk into a USB port. It will show up as a (storage) device on your "My Computer" window. Highlight that icon ... (put the cursor over it) ... and put your cursor on the FILE (menu) tab and click on it. It will display a drop-down menu with "Format" on it.
Click on the "Format" and it will guide you through the formatting process.
On a Mac, when you insert the USB SanDisk into a USB port, it will show up as a device on your desktop. You can use the "Disk Utilities" software (usually in the Applications - Utilities folder), to format it.
Hi, Just connect your flash drive to your PC. Open it by double clicking on 'my computer icon' on the desktop. Open source file of the songs. Drag the ones you want over to the flash drive. After you finish,make sure to safely remove the flash by right clicking on the drive icon on the task bar,.
The fact that it displays a '0% used' indicator probably means that somehow the data that you have hitherto stored on your external hard drive has been erased. This might not necessarily be the case, so don't panic yet.
The first thing I would try doing is reinstalling any software that came with your WD My Book. Not many external HDDs require additional software to run properly, but if yours does, then I strongly recommend reinstalling that first. I would then try using Windows Disk Manager to see if your computer is recognizing the G: drive as a hard drive, because I have had to use disk manager when I've added additional internal hard drives to my computer. If neither of these work [or you could not find the CD your My Book came with] I would search around online for driver or software updates available for your device.
One thing that I noticed while typing my suggestion for you is that before you attempting using the back up feature on your My Book, the drive for the My Book was (G:) but after you attempted the back up process the drive is indicated as (H:). I think that what might have happened was that when you attempted backing up the My Book, it was partitioned into a storage section (G:) and a section in which the backup data is stored (H:). If you can find and access it, the (G:) drive is likely to still contain all the data that you previously assigned to it.
If this doesn't help, I apologize, but I sincerely hope that your problem will be resolved.
click start click on computer to open then on your drive usually C: to expand you should see your usb drive right click on it you will see an array of options including send to desktop to make short cut also an eject and yes you should always eject it before removing it or use the remove hardware safely ability it's usually in the bottom toolbar you should see it once you connect your usb drive otherwise it wont be there if you need more help with this post a reply hope this will help you
if your system makes a connection with the device on plugin , you should here a dual toned sound indicating its been plugged in and recognised. if you here this and still dont get a popup. the device can be found by opening my computer link in start menu and then selecting the removable or flash drive icon usually listed last in the letter labels. c: being your main hard drive and so on.
Try disconnecting the usb cable from the drive and take the drive to a quiet place.
Power up the drive and put your ear next to it. Listen for the internal
disk to speed up and then click (which means it's ready). At this point
you should have a solid blue LED on the enclosure.
If not, either the disk is bad, the enclosure's controller is bad, or
the external power brick is bad (put your ear next to the power brick
and if you hear a faint clicking sound, the power brick is bad and you
can order a new one from LaCie for about $16.00.
There could errors in the drive. You should either run a scandisk on it or format it altogether. Either should get it back up and running is it is a genuine device. 1. To check for errors/scandisk right click on the icon of the memory stick, select properties. Under the properties menu look for Error-checking and select check now. The check disk menu pops up. See that Automatically fix file system error box is checked. Then click on start. 2. If you decide to format the memory stick just right click on its icon and select format. But see that you move you vital files from it first else you will loose them.
Remove the USB flash drive from the USB port on your computer. Restart the computer and wait for the operating system to finish loading. Plug the flash drive back into the USB port and attempt to access it again in case the computer stopped recognizing the drive for some reason.
Transfer any files on the flash drive to the hard drive of your computer if the USB flash drive has any functionality at all.
Open the Start menu by clicking on the Windows icon on the bottom tool bar. Click on the "Control Panel" link. Scroll down through the list of available options and click on the icon labeled "Administrative Tools" that has an image of a box filled with check marks.
Find the Computer Management icon at the top of the window and click on it. Wait for a new window to appear on the screen and click on the "Continue" button to bring up the Computer Management window.
Locate the "Storage" entry on the left side of the Computer Management window. Click on the black box next to the entry to expand the menu. Click on the "Disk Management" icon that appears below the Storage entry.
Right-click the name of the the USB flash drive that appears at the center of the window. Click on the option labeled as "Format..." from the menu that will pop up. Select the "FAT16" option from the first drop-down menu and click on "Start" to format the flash drive.
Return to the Control Panel and click on the "Device Manager" icon. Scroll down to the entry labeled as "Universal Serial Bus Controllers." Right-click on the entry for your USB drive and choose "Update Driver." Wait for the latest USB driver to finish downloading and then attempt to use the flash drive again.