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Unable to few drive no icon in mycomputer

Hi i have a Western Digital external drive when i connect it the CPU picks it up and i can tell by looking into Device Manager and seeing the drive but when i go into my computer i cannot c the drive icon to access it how can i fix this and is it possible that someone made my drive hidden by chance

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  • rakeeshgray May 26, 2010

    Wat happens if it says uninitialized space ? wat then

  • rakeeshgray May 27, 2010

    i cannot access the drive when i go into disk management it says the drive is uninitialized upon trying to initializing it i get an error that says cannot intitalized so im unable to initialize it and also unable to format it ?? any idea

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Can you see your file system on other machines? If so, we know that it is machine related.

However, I am guessing that the drive appears to be unformatted or has a different filesystem organization.

Go to

  • start
  • control panel
  • administrative tools
  • computer management
  • storage
  • disk management
You should now see the disk as Windows sees it. If it shows uninitialized space. That would be bad. It might show hidden partitions, etc. hat would be better. You might be able to change the status of the partition.

If you don't have any information on the disk. You can just reformat it by doing a right click on the disk.

I hope that helps you get a little closer to a solution.

Posted on May 26, 2010

  • Jack Briner
    Jack Briner May 27, 2010

    Sorry, I missed your reply. If you have no data on it, you should format in the disk management. As I recall, do a right click on the drive. Now select the entire space and format with NTFS.

    If you need more help, I will check for your response. If you get a chance, please rate my help.


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