How come no desktop icon appears when I connect my external hard drive to my computer?

by on April 6, 2010

Q: I just purchased an Iomega external hard drive and tried to use it on a new computer. Is it suppose to show a desktop icon? How do I get my information off my computer into the hard drive? I am using a Toshiba with Windows 7.


One Response to “How come no desktop icon appears when I connect my external hard drive to my computer?”
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    If you go into Start>Computer where you can see your C: drive, etc. you should also see your new external drive listed. From here you can drag and drop the files you want to the new drive.

    If you don’t see the new external drive, reboot your computer. If that doesn’t help, reread the instructions that came with the drive to make sure you’ve set it up correctly. If that doesn’t work for you then either contact Iomega for support or return the drive.