A few months ago, my 2 flash drives, which had always worked well ( and continue to work well on my laptop ) became invisible to Explorer, thoguh still visible in Administrative/Computer Management/Disk management. This forum suggested that I change the drive letters, which I did several times, without effect. When changing the drive letter(to "X" for instance, it also asked for a drive path, which I assumed would be x:\ ?
I eventually got around the problem by opening the window ( from Disk Management) and creating a shortcut on the desktop.
As I have now become thoroughly suspicious of my main machine ( XP Pro SP3)I decided to buy an external USB hard drive to clone this machine, for safety. EXACTLY the same problem - I can see the new drive in Admin, but not in Explorer.
Am I doing something stupid, or is it time for a new machine, which I can't really afford at the moment.... Cheers Kimig
I have asked this before, but despite lots of advice from PCA gurus, I am still unable to see my flash drives in Explorer. I can view them through Computer Management, but this is tedious.
I have changed the paths & drive letters (several times)placed short cuts to the drives on the desktop ( which never work!) everything everyone has advised. Removed and reinstalled USB drivers...etc..etc.
Is it time for a format c:? Or even (gasp in pocket) a NEW COMPUTER?