External Hard drive is not accessible

lineshk.7 Posts 1 Registration date Saturday August 24, 2013 Status Member Last seen August 24, 2013 - Aug 24, 2013 at 09:08 AM
 Linesh - Aug 28, 2013 at 09:21 AM

I had purchased an external hard drive of Iomega (500 Gb) but after installation its not getting detected or accessible to it. Its clearly showing in Add new hardware and the drive is not shown in My computer page.


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carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 125
Aug 28, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Right click the drive.
Select Properties.
Press the Sharing Tab.
Select Advanced Sharing.
Put a check on "share this folder".
Press Permissions now that it is clickable because you put a check on share this folder box.
Under "Group or Usernames" there should be a default option of Everyone. If it does not show this for you, press add and type Everyone.
Check all 3 boxes under Allow [full control, change read].
Problem solved.
Hi ,

Thanks for the solution but the drive is not appearing at " My Computer" and I am using Windows 7 OS.

Thanks .