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I recently got a WD 500GB USB, however, when i plug it into the computer and click ''computer,'' There is no HD icon (you know how the USB icon is supposed to show up?) Instead, it shows an icon that looks like a blank page but when i click it, i can access all my files. Its just that when i right click this ''blank paged icon,'' there's no button that says ''eject.'' Please help! :(

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That is the problem due to the deleted file of autorun.inf, no problem right click the drive and then go to "tools" tab, In that "error checking " and click that and select the two options there and perform the checking. this will resolve your issue.

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