external hard drive no longer appears in My Computer


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Hello,
My external hard drive, USB, which worked previously, no longer appears in My Computer. What can I do to get it back?
Thanks
 
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First, right-click the Start button then click Disk Management, does it show there? If so it should have a drive letter assigned before File Explorer [Windows Explorer in earlier versions of Windows] can see it. Second, have you tried the USB cable in different ports? One variable is that not all things USB 3 will fall back to USB 2. Sometimes after trying different ports it helps to reboot the computer. I have seen where pulling the power cord out of the computer for awhile helps, tends to 'normalize' things.
 

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