Western Digital is not recognized

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abzy.P - Updated on Jun 15, 2017 at 11:54 PM
 yonghao - Feb 19, 2018 at 10:41 AM
Hello,
hiya, my western digital works on my PC, but when I tried it on my ACER notebook it said " Drive :/F is not recognized." HELP plz

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Hey guys,
My laptop stopped recognizing WD Passport with a letter drive in Explorer. The device was listed as working properly in Device Manager. After calling the tech support, they were really helpful in solving my problem with following steps:
  • 1. Explorer - right click on Computer - Manage
  • 2. Disk Management in left window
  • 3. In lower portion of middle window find your external drive (maybe Disk 1). Try disconnecting and reconnecting USB cable to identify if having difficulties.
  • 4. Right click inside a white rectangular block - Change Drive Letter
  • 5. Assign a different letter (ex: P)

Should be visible in the Explorer as new letter drive.

Good luck.
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Thanks. That worked like a medicine. Thank you very much.
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Thank you. I can now use my WD HD...God bless
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Thanks! Immediate recognition of the drive!
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Thank you Michael, I have so many network drives mapped that my passport took one already mapped
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You r the boss.....worked like a charm.
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