My Passport 1 tb external drive detected in disk management but not in my computer

I have a 1tb wd my passport external hard drive which is detected in disk management but detected in my computer only when I open the disk management window.

After plugging it into the laptop the wd unlocker is opening, when I give the password it is not detecting in my computer. But if I open the disk management window then the drive is showing in my computer window. It is uneasy to open the disk management each and every time after plugging the drive into the laptop.

Please guide me to resolve this problem

Hi Here are the few steps that you can try on:

Reinstall or update the hard drive drivers
Step 1: Connect the hard drive to your PC and launch Device Manager. Next, select β€œUniversal Serial Bus Controllers”.

Step 2: In that view, right-click the hard drive and hit β€œUninstall”. Disconnect the hard drive after
Step 3: Now, reconnect the hard drive to your computer, open β€œDevice Manager” and click β€œUniversal Serial Bus Controllers” again.

Step 4: Select the specific USB component you want to update.

Step 5: Right-click β€œUSB” and click β€œUpdate Driver Software”.

Step 6: You will find an onscreen guide in the Update Driver Software Wizard. Follow it to update the hard drive drivers.

Assign Hard Drive with a New Drive Letter

Step 1: Press β€œX” while holding down the Windows key. Hit β€œDisk Management”.

Step 2: Right-click the hard drive from the sections and click "Change Drive Letter and Path.
Step 3: If the drive has no letter assigned to it, hit "Add " and choose a new drive letter. Click "OK " when you are done.

Format or Create a New Volume on the Hard Drive

Note that this method will completely erase all the data stored on the hard drive. If you have valuable information, make sure you back it up in somewhere secure.

Step 1: Right-click on β€œStart” and double-click β€œDisk Management”.

Step 2: Find your hard drive from the left column, right-click it, and hit β€œFormat volume”. You can still recover data after formatting the hard drive

You can make a new volume if the hard drive shows up in Disk Management but not My Computer and appears as unallocated space in Windows 11/10.

  1. Hold down the Windows key and β€œX” for a second and click Disk Management.

  2. Right-click the space showing as β€œunallocated space” and click β€œNew Simple Volume”.

  3. Recreate the hard drive file system and configure it to a different drive letter, and Windows will then be able to detect it.
    Hope this steps will help you out.

hi Amelia

Thank you for your prompt reply.
I have tried all the method you mentioned but still the problem is there.

The drive is detected in my computer only when I open the disk management.

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