QUICK STEPS: TOSHIBA EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE NOT SHOWING UP

“Is the Toshiba External Hard Drive Not Showing Up on your computer?” Then, try the simple troubleshooting methods one by one given below.

Checking the connection status

  • Check whether your Toshiba hard drive is connected to the computer securely. 
  • If not, connect it securely.
  • Ensure that you’re using the USB cable that is recommended by the drive manufacturer.
  • If necessary, replace the cable.
  • Similarly, connect the USB cable to a different port of your computer if necessary.
Toshiba External Hard Drive Not Showing Up

Updating the Toshiba hard drive’s driver

Running or using an outdated driver may also cause these kinds of issues. To fix it, update your Toshiba drive’s driver. Normally, you can update the drive’s driver from the Device Manager window of your computer. Since your drive is not detected by the computer, you have to manually download and install the hard drive’s driver. 

  • Go to the official driver download page of the Toshiba hard drive.
  • Select the latest version of the driver.
  • Click on the Download button.
  • After downloading the driver file, run it on your computer.
  • Install the latest version of the hard drive’s driver by following the instructions displayed on the screen.

After updating the driver, check if the Toshiba hard drive not showing up issue is resolved. If not, check whether there is a physical corruption on your drive. If yes, repair the drive to fix the issue.If your Toshiba External Hard Drive Not Showing Up in the Disk Management window but not in This PC, then try these troubleshooting instructions to fix it.

Update the hard drive’s driver via the Device Manager app

  • Make sure that the Toshiba hard drive is connected to your computer.
  • Select and right-click on the This PC menu.
  • Click Properties > Device Manager > Disk drives. Select your Toshiba drive and click the Update driver option.
  • Choose the update option of your desire.
  • Update the drive’s driver by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • After updating the driver, check if the Toshiba External Hard Drive Not Showing Up on the This PC windows. If not, perform the next method given below.

Modifying the drive letter

  • Select and right-click on the This PC menu.
  • This time, click Manage and select the Disk Management option.
  • Locate your external hard drive’s volume area and right-click on it.
  • Click Change Drive Letter and Paths > Change.
  • Now, a pop-up dialog box titled Change Drive Letter or Path will appear on the screen.
  • Select the following option "Assign the following drive letter"  by clicking the radio button beside it, and from the drop-down menu beside it, choose the drive letter that you wish to use.
  • Click the OK button.
  • Now, check if the Toshiba External Hard Drive Not Showing Up issue is resolved. 

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