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click start click to open on my computer you should see your usb drive could be E: or something right click select properties there will be an array of options

select the sharing tab option then advanced sharing make sure you have a tick in the share this folder box

then click permissions make sure you have all 3 boxes ticked full control changes and read in windows 7

click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes

automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start

you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive

then you restore it to its default status

Right click on usb drive select properties you will have an array of options

Select the hardware option then select your drive properties policies

restore defaults


Right click on your drive select properties then on customize restore Default in W 7

you might have to alternate doing this repeatedly until the problem is resolved

click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives
this may vary depending on your operating system

if you need more help with this post a reply

hope this helps

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012

click start control panel administrive tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start or you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box
hope this helps you

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Sep 19, 2011

Plug the drive into your USB port and you should have a window pop up asking you what to do (open to view files/ do nothing / etc).
This will "mount" the device and also assign it a drive letter( probably D in this case).
You can either open the folder to view files and then drag your document onto it, or you can open the file and then do File> Save As and then in the save box click the dropdown on location and choose the usb drive from the list. Name appropriately and hit save.
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Dane-Elec... | Answered on Mar 02, 2011

First you plug it into a a USB port (you'll know what I mean since they're the only slots that will accept that device). Then it MAY pop up, but if it does not it will show up in My Computer, or in "Computer" depending on your operating system.

Go to Start then select My Computer, or go to the Start Orb and go to Computer if you're using Vista or Win 7.

Now that you're in My Computer or Computer, you will see a list of all of your drives. Your USB Drive is one of these (assuming your USB Drive is operating correctly).

Typically the drive that holds your operating system is drive C:\. Your CD/DVD ROM drive is drive D:\. and all drives added after that will be given the next letter in the alphabet, so your USB drive will probably be drive E:\.

Now if your USB drive is plugged in correctly, but it is not showing up in My Computer or Computer then you should probably download the latest Universal Serial Bus drivers for your motherboard.

First download and use a program such as SandraLite


This is a hardware diagnostic utility. Install and run it and then under the Mainboard section your will find the model number and manufacturer of your motherboard. With that information you can go to their website and should be able to download the latest Universal Serial Bus drivers for your motherboard.

Hope this helps. If it does not, please comment back and let us know!

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Dec 25, 2010

check for a little microswitch on the memory stick and make sure it isn't in the lock position.

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Nov 02, 2009

did you try it in a different usb slot to see if its working? The price of these has declined sharply so dont worry about the cost of replacing it if it is broken.

Dane-Elec... | Answered on May 26, 2009

As well as any other device, a memory card can suffer from various influences and so it may break down for a number of reasons. In this article, we'll consider possible causes of damage to memory cards and give a couple of hints at recovering their data.

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Jan 14, 2019

When a Universal Serial Bus [USB] drive doesn't show up in your computer, it can be an urgent problem, especially when you need to access files or data stored on the drive.
It is not easy to troubleshoot this issue, compared to other computer problems, because there are a few probable causes for the problem.
On a positive note, USB problems generally require one simple step to resolve.Name Conflicts

This problem generally occurs on computers with an exceptional number of attached drives, whether they are networked, or hard-wired.
Computers with multi-format card readers can have this issue.
USB drives don't always find an available drive name that is compatible with their naming conventions.
For example, if the USB drive is named "G:," and your computer has a networked drive "G:," or additional hard or optical drives named "G:," your USB drive will not show up.
This problem can be resolved by remapping a drive to a different name; this can either be a temporary name change, or permanent.
One thing to keep in mind, is that drive remapping is not something that a computer novice should attempt.
Consult a technician for help with remapping/renaming a drive.

Software Conflicts
With newer computers, it is much more unlikely, but there could be a chance that your USB drivers are not installed.
Checking your USB drivers is a simple as right-clicking "My Computer," and selecting "Properties."
From the Properties menu, select the "Hardware" tab, and click the "Device Manager" button.
A list of your computer's hardware will open, and you will find "Universal Serial Bus" on the list. If you see a red "X" or yellow exclamation point, your drivers are not installed.

Drivers vary by computer; if you cannot find the driver disk that came with your computer, you will need to go to the website of your computer's manufacturer to locate and download the driver.
If you are not comfortable downloading and installing software, contact a computer technician.

Drive Malfunction USB drives are more durable than floppy disks and their predecessors, but they are not indestructible.
If your computer does not detect your drive and it has before, test the drive in other computers.
If the drive does not show up in several computers, there's a good chance that it has gone bad. Repeated rough handling of a USB drive can damage the memory chip on the drive.
Removing the drive without "stopping" it can corrupt the drive, as well.

USB Port Malfunction

Most USB drives have a small led that will light up when the drive is inserted into the USB port.
If the LED does not light, it could indicate a problem with the drive, but there could also be a problem with the computer's USB ports.
If the drive does not light up, and is not detected, plug it into another computer.
If the drive is detected by the other computer, there is a problem with the original computer's USB ports.

Follow the steps in the Software Problems section of this article to check if your USB drivers are installed. If they are, you may need to contact a technician to check your USB port connections.
The USB ports on the computer may have been connected when the computer was manufactured or recently serviced.
If you are not comfortable working on your computer, contact a technician.
Failure to take certain precautions could result in damage to your computer's motherboard.

Expert Insight

Whether your drive is new or you've had it for a while, do not be over-reliant on its durability. Keep at least one additional copy of your data in another location to avoid catastrophic data loss.
USB drives are not indestructible, and it is not always possible to recover data from them, even under favorable circumstances.

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Aug 08, 2013

Step 1:
Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices If you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver if you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it. Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html Windows XP/Vista/7/8
it might take some time being a freeware driver solution Note: it will find all of your outdated drivers
This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.

Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Feb 03, 2013

click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or

if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver

sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable

just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,

check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems

if this fails to fix the problem
type in run "regedit" then press ok then you can see registry editor then locate below key. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11 CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} And remove upper filter and lower filter.

Then restart computer then check.

Also locate the below key and make sure it's value is 3 not 4. HKLM\system\currentcontrolset\services\usbstor make sure start value is 3 not 4

if still no luck
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps

Dane-Elec... | Answered on May 17, 2012

What brand of flash drive is it? Try doing a Google search with the keybords "4Gb flash drive [brand] driver" and you should be able to find a download.

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Apr 10, 2011

Did the hard drive come in the enclosure? (Is the hard drive supported by the extrenal enclosure) Does it work when plugged into another computer and have you tried using another cable?
Did it come in the enclosure? Try another cable
Did it work when plugged into another computer?
Yes - Windows Drivers
No - Try another enclosure or cable
Did it work with another cable?
Yes - Problem Solved
No - Try another enclosure with the new cable
try whichever of these and see if it helps. please respond here with what happens wether it works or not.
Another option by the way is to check what happens when you take the hard drive out of the enclosure and install it inside the computer as an internal Hard Drive. If that works then it isn't the hard drive atleast. I will away to see what happens.

Dane-Elec... | Answered on Feb 04, 2011

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