USB storage is not displaying on desktop

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USB storage is not displaying in my desktop. What should I do?

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Is this a new problem? It might be an issue where the USB device may not be compatible with he deice. Make sure it’s the right version 2.0, 3.0, 3.1. If this is a large capacity hard drive 1-4 T is is formatted for your system properly. Try the device in another USB port if available or even another device if possible. This will let you know if it’s the device or your computer that has the issue. IF the problem persists, come back with more details like your computer specs, OS, device type..etc

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Is it worked before? Have you changed USB port of your desktop? What OS is there? Sometimes USB 2.0/3.0 may matter for the same. You can insert the flash drive on another system (if any) and check if it works properly.
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  • bhannah
    There is a lot missing from the question as to what happened here. If it had been working before, are you receiving any error message, and if so what is the error besides it not displaying. If it had been working before were they any other changes to the system like another USB Drive being inserted? If there was then it is possible that the USB drive is conflicting with another device. You will need to go into the disk management system and see if the device is conflicting with another device. If this is the case, then you can change the conflicting device to another drive letter.
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  • bhannah
    This is an addendum to my previous answer. Windows 10 does not always display conflicting USB drives correctly. In some cases,it does not display at all or even given you an error message. I just had a 64 GB Corsair Flash drive show up as a Network Drive, and gave me no error. I discovered the issue when I was in the manage disk storage.
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  • ToddN2000
    Got to love Win 10....lol... I wish they left some things alone. I too have had some issues with large capacity USB drive connections. Never had them with Win 7.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    One more thing, try the same flash drive in another computer, if any and check if it works. Also after inserting the device on your computer, right click on Computer/Thin PC icon and select Manage. On next dialog box, on left side select Disk Management. Here you can see all drives of your HDD including the flash drive, if it shows. Or type Disk Management on search bar to navigate directly.
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