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THE SYSTEM CAN DETECT THE DEVICE BUT NO ICON IS SHOWING.
Go into My Computer, look for the drive.
Right click on the Drive, click on Create Shortcut you will be asked if you wish to place shortcut on the Desktop instead. click yes.
A new ICON will appear on the desktop, to access the new drive you only have to click the ICON of the drive and it will open....
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Oct 31, 2014 | Western Digital My Passport Essential SE...
External hard drives not only provide additional storage space on a computer system but also allow data to be conveniently transported from one computer to another.
These drives typically plug right in to a port on the computer and function without any additional setup; however, if you are running into trouble where your external hard drive is not being detected, you must troubleshoot the situation to determine why the drive appears to be missing.
Check the USB connection running from the hard drive to your computer.
If the USB cable is not seated securely in the port, the computer will not detect the external drive.
Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and plug it into a different USB port. Occasionally, a USB port will fail to function with some hardware and changing the USB connection may correct this issue.
Switch from a USB to a Firewire cable connection, if possible.
The USB port on the hard drive may have died; if so, changing to a Firewire connection will resolve this issue.
Install the driver for the external device from the installation disc provided with the product. Older computer systems may require you to manually install this driver.
After inserting the installation CD, follow the prompts from the installation wizard to install the driver on your computer.
Restart the computer.
If you connected the external drive while the computer is powered down, it may not recognize the device when you turn on the computer.
After restarting the computer, connect the external drive to the system.
The drive should now be detected by your operating system.
Connect the external hard drive to a power source and then plug it into your PC computer using a USB or Firewire cable.
Log on to your PC computer using an account with administrative privileges.
Open the Start menu and click on the "Control Panel" icon.
Open the "Administrative Tools" folder and then double-click on the "Computer Management" icon.
Select "Disk Management" from the list of options on left side of the window.
Right-click on the drive you want your computer to recognize and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths."
Select a drive letter for the external hard drive to be recognized as and click "OK."
The drive will now appear in My Computer.
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Nov 22, 2012 | Samsung G3 Station Desktop External Drive...
This method prevents your USB external drive from powering down.
Click the Start button, type power plan in the Search box, then click Choose a power plan.
Next to your currently selected plan, click Change Plan Settings.
Click Change advanced power settings.
Click the box to expand USB Settings, then expand USB selective suspend settings.
Click Plugged in, then click the drop down menu and select disabled.
If you're using a laptop, click Battery, then click the drop down menu and select disabled.
Click Apply, then click OK.
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Jun 23, 2012 | Western Digital My Passport Essential SE...
Plug your Iomega hard drive into one of your computer's USB port.
Click the "Start" button and go to the "Run" field. Type "Devmgmt.msc" into the Run box and press the "Enter" key.
Go down to the bottom of the device manager to the "Universal Serial Bus Controller."
Click on the little + (plus) sign to expand it. Look for an entry with a yellow exclamation point and click on it. Click the "Install the software automatically (Recommended)" button and then click the "Next" button.
Click the "Finish" button when the installation has finished. Go to the "My Computer" folder from your "Start" menu and locate the Iomega hard drive icon. Double click the icon to gain access to the external hard drive.
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