Hidden USB drives
Posted on 2012-09-20
I have a strange new behavior in my machine ( Intel I7-2600K CPU, 16GB ram, Win7 HP 64 bit)
While things were working without problems, now when I plug in a USB drive it does not appear in Windows Explorer. As I plug/unplug the drive I hear the tones from the computer indicating discovery/disappearance of the hardware, but it does not show up in explorer.
I first noticed this with USB "thumb"/stick drives and found it to be true also with a Seagate Free Agent external USB drive. Note: these drives are working fine with other machines.
SD, Micro SD, Compact flash, etc. are still recognized. It's just USB drives that are hidden.