Randy Barnett <blindmansbluff09@...>
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I thought it was clear I was talking about a drive that for what
ever reason didn't get formatted correctly. This has happened to
me twice. But if you just assume it is defective you would never
know this. I did say if it doesn't show up under disk manager it
is probly defective. Also how is giveing directions to a fairly
easy procedure a bad thing? Oh well I was just ting to save him
the hassle of getting it replaced if he didn't need too. The 2
drives I had to do this to are still working just fine. In my case
it was just a software issue not a bad drive.
On 4/11/2021 10:13 AM, Sieghard Weitzel
Randy, don't confuse people with
complicated procedures which are not necessary. It is not
difficult to Google the drive in question, My Passport Ultra
which is made by Western Digital. If you do, one of the first
things you read is this:
Windows® 10-ready out of the box to seamlessly deliver
plug-and-play storage, while password protection with
hardware encryption helps enforce the security of your
fact, I have never bought an external USB drive in the last
10 years or maybe longer which wasn't Plug and Play ready
and certainly it did not require partitioning, formatting
and all that stuff.
Yes, This is disk manager That I memtioned.
just typing that or disk manager in the windows search works
On 4/9/2021 5:16 PM, Alan Lemly wrote:
a big fan of Windows Run commands. You can press the
Windows key + r to open a run command window and type
diskmgmt.msc in the text box and press enter to bring up a
file explorer window with your connected disk drives
listed. You can shift F10 on any drive listed to bring up
a context menu where you can assign drive letters, etc.
This is an outside shot, but I'm only
suggesting this as something to check.
There's a setting that if turned on
hides empty drives.
While in File Explorer press, Alt + F,
then press the letter, O, to open Change folder and search
Control + tab to the View tab / page.
Tab a couple of times to the Advanced
setting tree view.
Press the letter, H, 2 times I believe,
to land on, Hide empty drives. If Jaws reports this as,
On , press the spacebar to turn it off.
Now tab to, Okay, and press enter to
save / close.
Stay safe and take care. Mike.
Original Message -----
Friday, April 09, 2021 4:02 PM
Cannot find my new external hard disk
you need to
open disk manager. then find your hard drive and see if it
needs to have a Drive letter assign to it. but since It's
not showing up it probably needs to be formatted or
I just bought a My Passport Ultra hard
disk, but I cannot see it I my laptop. I am using the
latest JAWS version, if that has any relevance.
I hope this is not too off-topic, and I
would appreciate your help.