What To Do When Windows Does Not See The Drive*
You Plug In A Storage Device, And Nothing Happens
A reader e-mailed me a question I believe will be of interest to other readers of this series. He wants to use a thumb drive to transfer files between his computer at his work and his home computer, but the work computer will not “recognize” (aka “see”) the thumb drive when he plugs it in. He wanted advice on how to fix this.
Q: My thumb drive works great at home, but when I took it into work to try and copy some files so I could work at home, I plug it in and the little window never opens so I cannot use it. What am I doing wrong?
A: There are several possible reasons for this, and here’s a few things to try: Read more..
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Bonus reading: Sync Box, Google Docs, Evernote and More With Social Folders
“If you use Box (online file storage service) and Google Docs, then you are well aware that there is no easy way to sync your online files (and folders) with your computer; UNTIL NOW! I came across an online service called SocialFolders where you can sync your files at Box, Google Docs and more (such “[…] Read more..
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April 16, 2012 - Posted by techpaul | advice, computers, how to, Microsoft, PC, Plug and Play, tech, thumb drives, troubleshooting | device, device not recognized, files, online, social folders, storage, sync
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