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Install wd elements external hard drive

I bought a new Toshiba A200/H01 notebook that runs Windows Vista. I have tried plugging in my Western Digital Elements 320gb Hard Drive but I am unable to open it.

When plugging it in, it updated the driver automatically and if I go to Device Manager I can see that the hard drive is there. However when I go to Computer (Start Menu) I am unable to see it there. Can you please help me, am getting frustrated as it had alot of important photos on there.

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  • dumpster Oct 14, 2007

    No, I can't see it if I right click & explore under My Computer. What next???

  • 1idkxoz Aug 08, 2008

    I'm using vista.



    I plug in my external hard drive and it appears that it is working properly, the 'safety remove hardware' is there with a tick, but when I go to my computers, i dont see my drive there. PLEASE HELP!

  • oldbig Sep 26, 2008

    Real similar problem here, my Mac died so I want to get my iTunes music library off of the wd 500gb external drive I used with the mac, but when I plug the wd into my pc (using xp), I get the option to "safely remove..." and the device manager/find hardware all say that the wd external drive is working fine but I can't see it in the explorer (in the "right-click on the start menu" place. I tried macdrive, to no avail. I need to get my music collection back!



    Thanks guys and gals.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I plugged wrong electrical cord into WD Hard Drive, and it smoked.Planning to change the PCB, just to get my data off ot it

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You shouldn't see it from the START button. That shows programs, not drives.  Try RIGHT clicking on the START button, then explore.  Can you find it there under MY COMPUTER ?

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