USB Hard drive not seen in file manager

Fri, 2017-03-10 17:27 by Karol · Forum/category:

I use a USB external hard drive Western Digital WD Elements. it was O.K., during one session it suddenly stopped working. i connected it to an other computer, there it's recognized but isn't seen in file manager. the icon in control panel exists and the properties say it works good but still i can't use it.

USB drive defective?

Tue, 2017-03-14 15:52 by admin

To me this sounds as if the USB drive is simply defective and has bitten the dust.

You could try yet another computer. If it does not work on any computer, then the conclusion is inescapable.

It is possible that only the USB electronics are defective. In this case you could salvage the disk by removing it from its housing and putting it into another matching one.

USB disk adapters/cases are not very expensive. If you buy one, only to find that the disk itself is broken, you can still buy another matching disk and put it into the USB case, so nothing is needlessly wasted.

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