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WD External Drive-USB recognize, but no icon, can't access

I have a WD Passport Elite External HD (500mb) I think.

I think I deleted a few files related to the operation/back-up features of the drive. I think I remember one to be the WD.INI.

Different computers will recognize my HD as USB mass storage and Hard Drive... but there is not way to recognize or see the drive. Not if you type the drive letter, nor if you look for the icon.

Everything in my world is on there... help!

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1. Right click on My Computer > Manage;

2. On the new window click on Disk Management, on the right side, right click in the USB Volume and chose "Change Drive Letter and Path..."

3. In the new window click on "Add..." to assign a letter to your USb drive.

Best Regards

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

  • greydor Oct 10, 2010

    Thank you so much. Almost took the HD back to the store until I found this answer.

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