Windows 10: Question regarding external hard drive

Discus and support Question regarding external hard drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; hi there, I have an 500 gigs external HDD connected to my desktop. Is it ok to temporarily remove it to my laptop? I am worried about the label.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by oeivinr, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. oeivinr Win User

    Question regarding external hard drive


    hi there,

    I have an 500 gigs external HDD connected to my desktop. Is it ok to temporarily remove it to my laptop?
    I am worried about the label. Will it get different label on the laptop than on the desktop and is that something to worry about. In other words, will the HDD function as it used to when I put it back on the desktop.

    *Think

    :)
     
    oeivinr, Nov 1, 2017
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  2. File transfer issue in Windows 10.

    Hi,

    This may happen if there are issues with either the computer or the external hard drive. To better isolate the issue, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Have you tried using another cable to connect the external hard drive to your PC?
    • Were you able to use the external hard drive with a different PC?
    • When did the issue start happening?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    Regards.
     
    Katrina Men, Nov 1, 2017
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  3. External HDD 1.0 TB

    Hi,

    The partition of your external hard drive might incorrectly setup.

    We would like to ask some questions to know the best possible resolution to offer.

    • Did you receive any error messages when you tried to format your external hard drive?
    • Could you send us a screenshot showing the Disk Management of your external hard drive?
    We're keeping an eye to your reply regarding this issue.
     
    Nathaniel Mon, Nov 1, 2017
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Question regarding external hard drive

    The label should not change, but it might get a different drive letter depending on how many drive letters are already assigned on the computer it is connected to. It might be D: drive on one computer and E: drive on another computer. Then it would go back to D: drive on the first computer. So you have to take that into account if you are relying on a specific drive letter to access something on the external drive.

    You can get around that by manually assigning a higher drive letter when you connect it the first time. For example, I have an external HD with movies on it and when I first connect it to a computer, I manually change the drive letter to M:. Then whenever that same drive is connected to that same computer it always gets M:.

    Note, you can always change the drive letter - it does not have to be the very first time the drive is connected to the computer.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 1, 2017
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