USB drive are not showing in laptop

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My uncle gave me a bunch of USB drives but none of them are working. I plugged them all into my laptop and nothing is showing up. I'm on Windows 7. I looked at the disk management option and nothing is showing there either. Why is this happening?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    How did you look for disk management, that is not revealed here. On Windows 7, right click on Computer icon on desktop. Select Manage, on left side, just click on disk management. After that, it shows the drivers name with details. Select your flash drive and do a format (full). (as it seems that no backup is necessary). There are several 3rd party tools (free/ ost) but they are not working with full satisfaction. Also you can open the same by clicking control panel > administrative tool > computer management > disk management. Or type diskmgmt.msc in search box and when it shows click to do the job.
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  • ToddN2000
    It may be possible these are damaged. Do the drives show in the explore tree when inserted? If you got these from your uncle, ask him if they still worked for him. Ask him what type of OS they were used on and what they contain. It could be an issue of how they are formatted.
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  • bhannah
    Is the system allowed to to use USB through the BIOs, in other words are the USB ports turned on.  Next, check to make sure all the drivers for the USB ports are current and installed.
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  • ToddN2000
    Another possibility could be they are USB Drives are 3.0 and if you have an older system it may not recognize them. It may be your system only accepts 2.0 drives.
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