Windows 10: External ODD $ HDD Device not showing in Windows 11

Discus and support External ODD $ HDD Device not showing in Windows 11 in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I just got a External ODD $ HDD Device dvd writer, model B21-y, when I insert the usb it goes on you can see the light, but it does not show in Mypc or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Hendrik Bez, Jun 15, 2024.

  1. External ODD $ HDD Device not showing in Windows 11


    I just got a External ODD $ HDD Device dvd writer, model B21-y, when I insert the usb it goes on you can see the light, but it does not show in Mypc or in device Manager. I can not get driver for it. Is there a way to fix this

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    Hendrik Bez, Jun 15, 2024
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  2. External HDD showing on W10 but not on W11 (usb port are fine)

    I only suggested using the other PC in case you could not back up your files to the Windows 11 PC.

    Are all HDD's not working on the Windows 11 PC or just external USB?

    What normally works for this is what I gave you, so I'd at least try it if the other steps I gave didn't work.
     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP 2010-2020, Jun 15, 2024
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  3. Windows 11 File Explorer not showing external drive

    If Windows 11 File Explorer is not showing an external drive that is connected to your device, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:

    1. Check the connection: Make sure that the external drive is properly connected to your device. Try unplugging and replugging the drive, or connecting it to a different USB port.
    2. Check Disk Management: Open Disk Management by pressing Windows key + X, then selecting Disk Management. Look for the external drive in the list of drives. If it appears but has no drive letter assigned, right-click on it and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths". Assign a drive letter to the external drive, and then check if it appears in File Explorer.
    3. Update drivers: Make sure that your device's drivers are up to date, particularly the drivers for your USB ports. Use the Device Manager to check for any outdated or malfunctioning drivers, and update or reinstall them as needed.
    4. Check power supply: If the external drive requires a separate power supply, make sure it is properly connected and functioning.
    5. Test on another device: Try connecting the external drive to another device to see if it appears in File Explorer. This will help determine if the issue is with the drive itself or your device.
    By following these steps, you may be able to resolve the issue of Windows 11 File Explorer not showing an external drive.
     
    davidwarner007, Jun 15, 2024
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  4. lbeck Win User

    External ODD $ HDD Device not showing in Windows 11

    diagnose external HDD

    Thanks to all for our suggestions. I'm still working on this, but need to bow out for a day or two. Here's what I've tried so far:
    • downloaded crystaldiskinfo and the HDD doesn't show there either.
    • Tried jumanji suggestion #8and get "about:blank#blocked". could be my firewall but haven't gotten that message for a while
    • My HDD is not in a case
    • I can't use a UDB c cable on this drive. It has one of those long mini connectors with a long and short side
    • Device Driver shows no yellow triangles (see image)
    • I have a Windows 10 laptop but haven't tried the drive there (yet) Yes, my desktop is the Acer mentioned in my profile
    External ODD $ HDD Device not showing in Windows 11 373678d1661044549t-diagnose-external-hdd-maybe-bad-hdd.jpg
     
    lbeck, Jun 15, 2024
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