I have connected the above model & it was found by my laptop. I then decided to try it out & moved a folder of pictures into it & checked that they had reached the destination. When I went back to my pictures folder to begin to send more across the device has vanished from the list of available places to send & it is no longer listed in 'my computer' as an available drive. Please can you suggest where I might find it? Thank you
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Re: Where has my storage device gone?
First, reboot your computer; does the external drive reappear in My Computer ?
Go to DiskManagement (Start>Computer (right click)>Management>DiskManagement. Does the disk show up there ?
Check your USB system (Start>Computer (right click)>Properties>DeviceManager>USB controllers inW7; XP same except choose Hardware>DeviceManager); is a Mass Storage Device shown there ? Is the USB 'eject' icon shown on the system tray at the bottom right of your screen (small greenish square) ? If not, then suspect a connection problem. If your computer is recognizing the disk in your USB system but not in the other tools, your drivers may be corrupted. This simple to fix (report back if this seems to be the case)
Check your USB cable is plugged in at both ends. Try a new/different cable. The cable should be as short as possible. Try a different USB socket on your computer. Verify that the cable isn't loose in the disk housing. USB 3.0 connections have often been reported to be mechanically weak and susceptible to breakage. If the socket on external drive is broken, then a return to manufacturer/retailer and replacement may be necessary. Often a consequence of this is loss of data. ALWAYS KEEP BACK-UPs.
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When this app are not found, it usually because the folder where the camera is saved is not in the phone memory but instead in the internal SD memory.
You need a file manager, open the file manager and you should have 2 options, a. device b. sd card
Go to sd card and search for a folder named DCIM, if it's here thenit should be OK. If it's not, then tap device or just go back until you reach device, storage, sdcard1 or external storage, again, it all depends in the firmware and file manager that you download. If you see the folder DCIM in the external SD card or SD card1, then just move it back to internal sd or SD card0. Reboot and it should be good to go. If by any chance there is no DCIM folder, then just go to the PlayStore and download any camera that is free, this will create the folder.
just plug in the data cable from your phone to usb port on your laptop, then open setting from your phone and find pc connectivity then set as mass storage, it will detect your memory card of your phone to your pc, drag the music you want to my music folder in your memory card.
Connect the phone to the PC as a mass storage device. Use the file manager. Open the folder images or whatever you have on LG. Select as many files you want from Options->Mark. Once selected, options->Move. You would be given a chance to specify the target folder. here you can select any folder on the PC. And send all files in one go.
Similarly, when the phone is connected to the PC as a mass storage device, use My Computer and open the phone's folder that contains images. Now the procedure is the same as above. Select as many files and copy/move them and then go to the target folder and paste them there.
You can even use bluetooth to send all marked files to the PC via bluetooth. But for this you have to connect the phone to the PC through bluetooth.
Your Storage Device might have infected by virus/worms etc.. So before you do anything, scan with an updated antivirus. Perhaps the virus made your files and folders hidden. After you scan the Device, go open any folder - click Tools - Folder Options -
Click View tab - Click the Radio Button "Show hidden files and folders" - Again Uncheck the "Hide
Protected Operating System file" - click Apply - Ok.. and see if you can see any files in the storage device. If you do so, you'll notice that the icons of the folders fade (pale yellow) and when you check the properties of the folder you'll will see the "Hidden" checked and faded, means you can't make any changes with it. It is best to move the files and folders within the folder which are infected, and delete the infected folders after resolving the problem. Reverse the process with the folder option after you successfully resolve...
Have you tried to SEARCH for any file names that you put into that folder? If the search finds a file name that you placed into the folder, make a note of the location of that file, this should help you to locate the missing folder .... it's generally not a good idea to place large files or folders in the desktop, depending on the Windows version you are running. But try the SEARCH for individual file names that you remember putting into the new storage file. Let us know what happens?
Why this happens:
If for any reason your phone cannot find the SD card on boot it will create a folder on your Phone's Memory called 'Storage Card' to put the Temp Files, Pictures, Music, etc into. Now as soon as the SD card becomes available, since there is already a folder called 'Storage Card', it is forced to name the "Real" SD Card 'Storage Card 2'.
Solution: Delete the "Storage Card" folder and soft reset. If the phone finds the "Real" SD Card, it will be named 'Storage Card' again. If for some reason it is not found, you might have a corrupt SD Card that needs to be reformatted. This would of course loose all the information on the card, so hopefully this is not the case.
Warning: If you have pictures or other files in the 'Storage Card' directory, you will want to move them to 'Storage Card 2' before deleting 'Storage Card'. Use the 'File Explorer' found in your 'Programs' to do this.