Hard Drive not Visible in My Computer – How to Fix It – Short Version – Initialize a Hard Drive
June 9, 2018 Jon 26 Comments
A 3-page mini-site to help you with other hard drive issues:
BACK UP YOUR FILES
My youtube how-to video:
If your hard drive is not shown in My Computer, or is not found or does not appear, then it’s a fairly simple job to fix the “not detected” problem in the Computer Management Console. This is the short version of how to repair the problem by Initializing the hard drive in Disk Management, with added links showing how to repair or, as a last-hope effort, delete the MBR.
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External USB hard disk not showing up in My computer or This PC in Windows 10.
Reason: Disk is Unknown, Not initialized, No volumes are created, only contains Unallocated spaces.
Solution: open disk management Initialize disk, create a new simple volume from the Unallocated spaces.
Seagate External hard disk not showing in This PC
Can’t populate volumes
Disk Not initialized fix
Initialize Disk in disk management