Missing USB Key



Nigel Bruce
07-09-2005, 09:10 PM
Can some please tell me why when I plug in my USB key into my PC running WIN
XP Pro it detects it (I only know this because I have the safely remove
hardware option in the sys tray appear) but I cannot see it in explorer. I
have checked Device Manager and all seems ok by default, what am doing
wrong?

Regards

Nigel

Galen
07-09-2005, 09:10 PM
In news:428c9e6b$0$301$ed9e5944@reading.news.pipex.net,
Nigel Bruce <nigel.bruce@stevens-bolton.co.uk> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:

> Can some please tell me why when I plug in my USB key into my PC
> running WIN XP Pro it detects it (I only know this because I have the
> safely remove hardware option in the sys tray appear) but I cannot
> see it in explorer. I have checked Device Manager and all seems ok by
> default, what am doing wrong?
>
> Regards
>
> Nigel

What happens if you press start > run > type COMPMGMT.MSC > hit enter >
click on disk management? Is it there listed as unformatted or has no drive
letter? Assign it a drive letter first and then see if it's not formatted.
If it isn't then format it.

Galen
--

"And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."

Sherlock Holmes

Nigel Bruce
07-09-2005, 09:10 PM
Hi Galen, it is showing up but as a drive that is mapped via my login
script?

Is says 62Mb (FAT) healthy and active but is under the g:\ drive (my mapped
home drive here at the office) can i force this to change everytime?

Regs

Nigel
"Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:uya9MCIXFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> In news:428c9e6b$0$301$ed9e5944@reading.news.pipex.net,
> Nigel Bruce <nigel.bruce@stevens-bolton.co.uk> had this to say:
>
> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>
>> Can some please tell me why when I plug in my USB key into my PC
>> running WIN XP Pro it detects it (I only know this because I have the
>> safely remove hardware option in the sys tray appear) but I cannot
>> see it in explorer. I have checked Device Manager and all seems ok by
>> default, what am doing wrong?
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Nigel
>
> What happens if you press start > run > type COMPMGMT.MSC > hit enter >
> click on disk management? Is it there listed as unformatted or has no
> drive letter? Assign it a drive letter first and then see if it's not
> formatted. If it isn't then format it.
>
> Galen
> --
>
> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>
> Sherlock Holmes
>

NewsReader
07-09-2005, 09:10 PM
In Disk Management, right click on the drive and go through the "Change
Drive Letter and Paths..." option. Assign the drive to a drive letter not
mapped by your login script.

"Nigel Bruce" <nigel.bruce@stevens-bolton.co.uk> wrote in message
news:428cb304$0$301$ed9e5944@reading.news.pipex.net...
> Hi Galen, it is showing up but as a drive that is mapped via my login
> script?
>
> Is says 62Mb (FAT) healthy and active but is under the g:\ drive (my
> mapped home drive here at the office) can i force this to change
> everytime?
>
> Regs
>
> Nigel
> "Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uya9MCIXFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> In news:428c9e6b$0$301$ed9e5944@reading.news.pipex.net,
>> Nigel Bruce <nigel.bruce@stevens-bolton.co.uk> had this to say:
>>
>> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>>
>>> Can some please tell me why when I plug in my USB key into my PC
>>> running WIN XP Pro it detects it (I only know this because I have the
>>> safely remove hardware option in the sys tray appear) but I cannot
>>> see it in explorer. I have checked Device Manager and all seems ok by
>>> default, what am doing wrong?
>>>
>>> Regards
>>>
>>> Nigel
>>
>> What happens if you press start > run > type COMPMGMT.MSC > hit enter >
>> click on disk management? Is it there listed as unformatted or has no
>> drive letter? Assign it a drive letter first and then see if it's not
>> formatted. If it isn't then format it.
>>
>> Galen
>> --
>>
>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>
>> Sherlock Holmes
>>
>
>

Michael M Mason
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
On Thu, 19 May 2005 15:12:46 +0100, "Nigel Bruce"
<nigel.bruce@stevens-bolton.co.uk> wrote:

>Can some please tell me why when I plug in my USB key into my PC running WIN
>XP Pro it detects it (I only know this because I have the safely remove
>hardware option in the sys tray appear) but I cannot see it in explorer. I
>have checked Device Manager and all seems ok by default, what am doing
>wrong?

I have encountered this problem. It appears that a USB drive will get
assigned the first available drive letter after the physical disks.
So if you have, say, two hard disks (C: and D:) and a CD drive (E:)
the USB key will be assigned to F:

If you have a mapped network drive already on F:, you don't see the
USB key; however, if I recall correctly, if you open the F: drive
you'll see the contents of the USB key even though the icon is the one
for a network drive.

The fix is to ensure that there's always at least one spare drive
letter between you last physical drive and your first mapped network
one.

--
Michael

Nigel Bruce
07-09-2005, 09:11 PM
Many thanks, this has worked a treat

Regards

"NewsReader" <NewsReader@NewsReader.com> wrote in message
news:euMKGuIXFHA.1508@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> In Disk Management, right click on the drive and go through the "Change
> Drive Letter and Paths..." option. Assign the drive to a drive letter not
> mapped by your login script.
>
> "Nigel Bruce" <nigel.bruce@stevens-bolton.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:428cb304$0$301$ed9e5944@reading.news.pipex.net...
>> Hi Galen, it is showing up but as a drive that is mapped via my login
>> script?
>>
>> Is says 62Mb (FAT) healthy and active but is under the g:\ drive (my
>> mapped home drive here at the office) can i force this to change
>> everytime?
>>
>> Regs
>>
>> Nigel
>> "Galen" <galennews@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:uya9MCIXFHA.1044@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>> In news:428c9e6b$0$301$ed9e5944@reading.news.pipex.net,
>>> Nigel Bruce <nigel.bruce@stevens-bolton.co.uk> had this to say:
>>>
>>> My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
>>>
>>>> Can some please tell me why when I plug in my USB key into my PC
>>>> running WIN XP Pro it detects it (I only know this because I have the
>>>> safely remove hardware option in the sys tray appear) but I cannot
>>>> see it in explorer. I have checked Device Manager and all seems ok by
>>>> default, what am doing wrong?
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>>
>>>> Nigel
>>>
>>> What happens if you press start > run > type COMPMGMT.MSC > hit enter >
>>> click on disk management? Is it there listed as unformatted or has no
>>> drive letter? Assign it a drive letter first and then see if it's not
>>> formatted. If it isn't then format it.
>>>
>>> Galen
>>> --
>>>
>>> "And that recommendation, with the exaggerated estimate of my ability
>>> with which he prefaced it, was, if you will believe me, Watson, the
>>> very first thing which ever made me feel that a profession might be
>>> made out of what had up to that time been the merest hobby."
>>>
>>> Sherlock Holmes
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


Missing USB Key