10 Situations Where External Hard Drive not Showing up & Solutions


While scanning forums, we find so many users are bothered with the external hard drive not showing up issue. Are you also troubled by hard drive not showing up? Have you got the effective workaround? If not, we give you 10 possible reasons as well as solutions to help you address this issue.

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Case 1. The hard drive is not initialized

First of all, if it is a brand new hard drive, please make sure if this hard drive needs initializing. You may go to Windows Disk Management and have a check. If Disk Management shows it as "Unknown/Not initialised" and pops up a window asking you to initialize it, this new drive really needs initialization before you can use it. Then, you will have to create new partitions on it to make the hard drive appear on computer.

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