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Discus and support Help: Upgraded to Windows 10 now external HDD won't show up (3TB+ TV m in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Today my Kodi HTPC (a Revo RL80) gave me the option of upgrading to Windows 10. I thought I'd give it a go. I backed up Kodi and other such things and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by specialkkurtis, Dec 2, 2015.

  1. Help: Upgraded to Windows 10 now external HDD won't show up (3TB+ TV m


    Today my Kodi HTPC (a Revo RL80) gave me the option of upgrading to Windows 10. I thought I'd give it a go. I backed up Kodi and other such things and upgraded. The whole process was easy and quite fast.


    Until I sat down to watch some TV! Kodi couldn't find any TV episodes. I checked Windows Explorer and my 6 month old Seagate 4TB Backup Plus external HDD was missing. I checked Device Manager and Disk Management and the HDD shows up, but does not have a drive letter assigned to it. I've checked/updated the drivers, installed software recommended by Seagate and still no luck. I've followed these [troubleshoot steps] from Seagate, but still no luck. I've also tried disabling Fast Boot, as recommended here but I don't seem to have that option so couldn't.


    The drive is recognised (Windows bongs when the drive is attached/removed, and I have the option to 'Safely Remove...') and I can feel/hear it whir. I've attached the HDD to my MacBook, a Dell laptop and a Samsung laptop and i get the same problems.


    Please please help! I refuse to give in and format the HDD as I have 3TB+ of TV shows.

    :)
     
    specialkkurtis, Dec 2, 2015
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  3. PHUD5 Win User
    Unable to open Hitachi Touro 3.0 External hard drive after upgrading to Windows 10

    Hi,

    I had this problem as well with my Hitachi 3TB HDD after upgrading to Windows 10 while having the external drive plugged in.

    In the end, I installed some modified Intel extensible drivers then reformatted my large external drives. One was Western Digital 1TB USB 2.0 and Hitachi 3TB Touro Desk Pro USB 3.0.

    Windows 8/10 hates large HDDs. Next time, before you update your Windows OS, unplug your external drives.

    Moreover, the online Microsoft support team is completely clueless of this issue.
     
    PHUD5, Dec 2, 2015
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  4. fdegrove Win User

    Help: Upgraded to Windows 10 now external HDD won't show up (3TB+ TV m

    Hi,

    Assign a drive letter to it using Disk Management and it should become accessible.

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Dec 3, 2015
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  5. I thought of this but no luck. A drive shows up and shows just under 4TB of capacity so I know it's the right one, but it has no drive letter and when I right-click in the central part the only option I have is "delete volume...".

    Screenshots
     
    specialkkurtis, Dec 3, 2015
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  6. fdegrove Win User
    Hi,

    Do you happen to know what the file format is for that drive ?

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Apr 5, 2018
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