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Old 24-07-2013, 22:32
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Unfortunately I made a bit of a "bo bo" and I ejected one of my external drives by mistake (its a drive I used with my WD Live media player) does anyone know how I can uneject it so that I can see these movies files. Many thanks in anticipation bbuk - I have Windows 8 system.
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:39
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It'll be there when you restart - or just unplug and plug back in.
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:53
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It'll be there when you restart - or just unplug and plug back in.
Nope - No Luck I'm afraid, is there another way I could see my drive?
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Old 24-07-2013, 22:56
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How did you 'eject' it?
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:00
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How did you 'eject' it?
First of all by mistake, I rejected it via my WD media player, I thought I was viewing another drive but I accidently rejected this drive with my WD media player system/ I feel a bit of a fool!!!!!
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Old 24-07-2013, 23:47
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Try USB Deview to remove old entries (right click an entry).

Another method I've just seen but never tried may be drivecleanup.

Either shouldn't take long to try.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?pws=0...ith+usb+deview
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Old 25-07-2013, 14:02
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Are you saying that you can't see the files when plugged into both the WD Media Player and your pc?

Does either machine even recognise that you are plugging the drive in, or is it just the files that it cannot see?
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Old 25-07-2013, 16:44
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Are you saying that you can't see the files when plugged into both the WD Media Player and your pc?

Does either machine even recognise that you are plugging the drive in, or is it just the files that it cannot see?
Nope, I am unable to see my drive either on my computer or on my WD player, so it must be more than simply me "ejecting" my drive - so now I have a broken drive, is there anyway I can reformat this drive (I know I will lose all the documents etc) or is there anyway I can fix it? thanks a lot in advance bbuk
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Old 25-07-2013, 17:43
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Can you see the drive letter in My Computer or is it not seen at all?
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Old 25-07-2013, 17:52
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Can you see the drive letter in My Computer or is it not seen at all?
Actually I am not seeing it at all, and the sad thing is that I have just started using Windows8 thus I am a bit confused as how to "repair" it if that is possible. I do have ESUS partition master on my computer but even that is not "doing it" for me? any advice?
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Old 25-07-2013, 18:56
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If you can remember the sequence of operations you performed that you think caused this problem, post them here. Be sure to say which program(s) you performed each operation in if possible. IMHO too much detail would be better than not enough.

Windows 8 might be adding an additional unwanted level of complexity and unreliability into this situation. Therefore, might it be a good idea to take the drive to a friend with a Windows 7 computer and see if Windows Explorer lists it or not?
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Old 25-07-2013, 19:28
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If you can remember the sequence of operations you performed that you think caused this problem, post them here. Be sure to say which program(s) you performed each operation in if possible. IMHO too much detail would be better than not enough.

Windows 8 might be adding an additional unwanted level of complexity and unreliability into this situation. Therefore, might it be a good idea to take the drive to a friend with a Windows 7 computer and see if Windows Explorer lists it or not?
All I did was eject my drive via WD media player and now nothing, is there a software that would let me reformat this drive? The USB deview did not work for me and I am having problems with EASUS (I have used that before) its a 3TB drive so I do not want to get rid of it as it was expensive
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Old 25-07-2013, 21:36
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reject or eject?
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Old 25-07-2013, 22:28
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Sorry my dyslexia is "playing up" the word is eject and now I have nothing!!!!!
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Old 25-07-2013, 22:58
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Have you tried switching the PC off and on again?
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Old 25-07-2013, 23:11
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Have you looked to see if is showing in dick management? i'v e had this issue in the past with it not showing in my computer and had to assign it a letter.
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Old 25-07-2013, 23:15
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Have you looked to see if is showing in dick management? i'v e had this issue in the past with it not showing in my computer and had to assign it a letter.
I am unsure how you do that on Windows 8 but I am going to bed now and I will give it a try (if I can!!!!) tomorrow thanks for your replies bbuk
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Old 25-07-2013, 23:29
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Have you looked to see if is showing in dick management? i'v e had this issue in the past with it not showing in my computer and had to assign it a letter.
Thats rude, but expected from your name i guess.

Switching your pc off overnight should fix it.
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Old 26-07-2013, 07:13
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I think it was an innocent typo for "disc management".

OP - does the disc show up in the Windows 8 equivalent of Windows Explorer? If you need help to know how to check that, ask and someone can probably explain (but sorry not me because I haven't got Windows 8).
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