USB is a common device that allows us to save data. At times, the Windows might just not recognize your USB drive, SD cards, or any sort of memory card when connected. Though this issue is not new with Windows, thankfully in this article you will learn the hassle-free methods to detect your missing USB drive on Windows.
A broken or dead USB flash drive, outdated software and drivers, incorrect file system, device conflicts, faulty hardware, a dead system controller, are all possible causes for undetectable USB. Try the following methods to make the missing USB detectable.
Find the Missing/Undetectable USB Drive
Follow the methods mentioned in the section below to effortlessly detect the missing/undetectable USB drive on your Windows operating system
Use Disk Management
When you connect the USB drive to your computer, it should automatically detect the device, if it doesn’t then check the Disk Management tool.
If you are using Windows 8/10, right-click the start icon and choose Disk Management. If you are using Windows 7, hit Windows + R. this opens the Run box, type in diskmgmt.msc and press Enter.
If your USB flash drive appears in Disk Management but does not have a drive letter, it will not appear in File Explorer. You won't be able to open your USB flash drive in Windows Explorer after assigning it a drive letter if it's labelled as RAW in Disk Management. At this point, you can format the USB drive using a Windows-compatible file system. It is recommended you take a backup of your important data before formatting. However, if you have not taken a backup of important data then make use of a professional tool like Remo Recover.