USB Hard drive not seen in file manager

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Karol, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Karol

    Karol Newbie

    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.
     
  2. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Have you checked the disk management to see if the hard disk is detected?

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  3. Karol

    Karol Newbie

    It is detected in disk management but the information there is wrong, i think the USB disk has 1T capacity and is nearly full but in disk manager it says all 689G are unallocated.
    Maybe there is a problem with the USB interface part of the disk since i see in properties that it has two sections: the USB part and the storage part
     
  4. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Maybe you should try to re-partition and format the drive.
     

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