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Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized

When you connect the WD hard drive to your computer, and the system does not detect the hard drive, it means there is an issue with the hard drive. Consider the below solutions to fix the Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized issue ;

Causes of the problem:

  • The malware files or programs on the system can lead to the WD drive problem.
  • The USB port or the USB cable may be damaged and can be the reason for the hard drive issue.
  • The drive name can be confusing for the system to recognize the drive.
Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized

Solutions for the problem

Check USB cable and port

  • When connecting the WD drive to the computer, make sure the USB cable is not damaged, and if it is, then replace the USB cable. 
  • Also, check if the USB port to which you are connecting the cable is working. Otherwise, connect it to the other USB ports on the computer.

Scan computer for malware

  • For a Windows computer, open the Settings window and select the Update & Security menu.
  • Next, choose Windows Security and then click the Open Windows Security button.
  • Under Virus & threat protection, select Quick scan to scan the computer, and if you found any malicious file, then remove it using a third-party virus removal tool.

Modify the drive name & letter

  • Open the Run window on the Windows computer by pressing the Win and the R keys together.
  • Enter “diskmgmt.msc” in the Run window and click OK to open the Disk Management window.
  • Now, right-click on the drive volume and select Change Drive Letter and Paths.
  • Following that, click the Change button. In the window that pops up, go to the Assign the following drive letter menu.
  • Select the suitable drive letter from the drop-down list and click OK.
  • Next, restart the computer and check if the rive issue is fixed.

Change the View settings

  • Open the Run window as mentioned earlier, and type “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter.
  • The Computer Management window opens up; click the View menu.
  • Choose Show hidden devices from the list of options that appears on the screen.
  • Look for the WD hard drive name, which is connected to the system.
  • If the drive name is grayed, then right-click on the drive name and choose Uninstall.
  • Restart the computer and reconnect the drive, and check if the drive gets detected.
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