Windows 10: File Explorer Not Showing External "A" Drive

Discus and support File Explorer Not Showing External "A" Drive in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I plugged an external "A" drive into my computer via a USB port with File Explorer open. The "A" drive shows up, but only for about 2 seconds and then... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Tim1901, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Tim1901 Win User

    File Explorer Not Showing External "A" Drive


    I plugged an external "A" drive into my computer via a USB port with File Explorer open. The "A" drive shows up, but only for about 2 seconds and then it goes away. I changed USB ports and it does the same. I checked Device Manager under "Floppy Drives" and it shows the "A" drive connected. Can anyone offer any suggestions on how to fix this? Thanks!!

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    Tim1901, Nov 12, 2019
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  2. Remon Ont Win User

    External Hard Drive

    Hi John,

    We suggest that you try the troubleshooting steps below:

    • Open your External Hard Drive file in File Explorer.
    • Type the name of the file you want to search on the search box and click Enter.
    The file will show up in Search Results and you will be able to move it to the correct folder.

    Let us know if you need further help.
     
    Remon Ont, Nov 12, 2019
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  3. My External Toshiba DVD Drive doesn't show up

    Hi Charsmann,



    The above issue might occur if a drive letter is not allotted to the external drive.



    Please reply, did you try removing and re-plugging the driver to the PC?



    Since the drive shows in Device manager, I suggest you to remove the external drive and re-plug to check if the issue is resolved.



    If the issue persists, check if you are able to open the drive via
    Disk management
    by following the steps below:



    • Connect the external drive to the PC, press Windows logo + X keys on the keyboard and select
      Disk management option from the context menu. Check if the drive is visible in the window.
    • If visible, right click on the external drive and select Open. Check if you are able to open the drive in
      File Explorer.
    • Close the Disk management window, open File Explorer (Windows logo + E keys on the keyboard) and check if the changes are effective.


    Write to us with the status of the external drive not showing in File Explorer on the PC for further assistance. Your reply is important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Nov 12, 2019
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  4. gegjr Win User

    File Explorer Not Showing External "A" Drive

    External drives show twice in file explorer

    In Windows 10 external usb drives show twice in file explorer. Once under This PC and again under Desktop. How do eliminate one?
     
    gegjr, Nov 12, 2019
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