Wednesday 8 January 2014

How to Fix Pen drive is Detected but Not Showing in My Computer Problem

Pen drive is Detected but Not Showing in My Computer
This is a common pen drive problem which happens with new pen drives. You may also face same problem with other external devices like flash drives, Memory cards or external HDD. Due to this problem, whenever we plug in any external device to our computer, it gets detected easily but it doesn’t start to appear in My computer. This problem can be easily fixed by following some easy steps.

So incase if you are also facing a problem in which your pen drive is detected but not showing in my computer, then follow these simple 6 steps to solve this problem.

1) Click on Start button and then open run prompt.

2) Type compmgmt.msc,  in run prompt and press enter. A computer management window will open.
computer management window

3) Now Select "Disk Management" from Left hand menu, Disk management options will appear at right side of pane.

4) In disk management options, you will see some drives including your pen drive or external HDD. Now right click on your pen drive and select “Change Drive letter and paths” from the right click menu. A small window will pop-up.

5) Now click on “Change” to assign a new drive letter to your pen drive. One thing to notice here is always assign the name which is not already being used by any other drive.

6) Once done, pen drive will start appearing in my computer. If not, then reboot your computer.

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  1. Bt same I am doing same as like this bt still not showing the pendrive.... any other way ?

  2. Wow awesome trick this works Buddy thank you

  3. Change drive name option is not able to use