What is the reason for external hard drive detected but not showing in my computer?

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shravan
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What is the reason for external hard drive detected but not showing in my computer?

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Almost all the external hard drives are plug-and-play. To use an external hard drive, you can just plug it in the computer USB port. You will need an adapter if your computer has a USB-C port. Normally, Windows will automatically shows the drive in File Explore. But sometimes because of faulty cable, damaged USB port, incorrect file system, driver issues, etc., the drive keeps blinking but it can't be showing up or opening in Windows Explore.

: external hard drive parameter is incorrect

Well, there are many reasons would cause external hard drive recognized but not accessible. Like the following reasons:

1. The external hard drive may be a new drive without any partition on.

2. It is too old of your driver software.

3. Encrypt external hard drive with Bitlocker

4. Besides, there are many other reasons could cause your external hard drive inaccessible, like hard drive broken, the USB power supply of removable device is insufficient, etc
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