Hi friends today I m back to solve the most common problem – pendrive is detected but not showing up in PC. Sometime when we connect any external hard disk, CD/DVD, memory card to our PC, then it is detected by our system but it does not show up under my computer.




If a drive does not show up under my computer then how should we access it? 


It’s not possible to access a drive unless it show up under my computer. So what’s the main cause behind it? 


The main reason behind a drive not showing up is the absense of letter assigned to a drive. Sometimes due to many reasons a drive could not get a path or letter by which it can get accessed by us. So in these situations we have to manually assign a path or letter to it. So today we are going to learn how to assign a path or letter to a pendrive to solve the common problem –

“pendrive is Detected but not showing up in PC”




Follow these simple steps to fix “pendrive is Detected but not showing” error.


Step 1:-


Click on start button and then open run prompt.
In windows 8 search “Run” and click on it. You may also use keyboard shortcut “Windows + R”


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Step 2:-


Type compmgmt.msc in run prompt and press enter.

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Step 3:-


Now in left side, click on disk management option.


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Step 4:-


Under disk management all the PC drives including pendrive are listed.


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Step 5:-


Now right-click on your pen drive and click on the option “Change Drive Letter and Path”.


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Now a pop-up will open. Click on “Add” option.


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Step 6:-


Now a new pop-up will open. Simply select the first option – Assign the following drive letter” , simply choose your desired drive letter which is different then previously assigned letter to your drives. click ok.


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Now simply restart your PC and you will see that your pendrive not showing problem is solved successfully.





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