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    W10TP - Can't Get Win to see USB Thumb Drive

    Hey Y'all,

    I can't seem to get Win 10 TP to see my Sandisk Cruzer Micro thumb drive.

    I've added a filter for it in Virtual Box and it shows up on the bottom of the VB window under USB Devices.
    VBUSB.JPG

    However, it does NOT show up in File Explorer or Disk Management.
    W10TPFE.JPG W10TPDM.JPG

    Any Ideas?
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    Hello, RG. I have seen anyting USB that I connect to my Lenovo running W10TP. I even did a clone to a 250 GBs USB HD. I do not have any solution for you and I do not pretend to upmanship. Have a great day. Jean.

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    Jean,

    Have you installed W10TP directly to your computer or are you using a Virtual Machine (Virtual Box)?
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    Bruce, did you try adding a drive letter to it in disk management?

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    Jerry,

    I would if it showed up in Disk Management. See graphic in post #1.
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    Hey Y'all,

    Here's a funny behavior! When I Shutdown the Win10TP and exit back to Virtual Box the two partitions on the USB Thumb Drive open up in Explorer as though I'd just plugged the device in!

    Update: Sorry I didn't post this screen shot earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Jerry,

    I would if it showed up in Disk Management. See graphic in post #1.
    Saw the entry in the top window for Vbox additions. Thought maybe a right click on that would allow drive assignment.

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    Bruce, no virtual box here, I am virtuous enough as it is. I installed W10TP as a fresh install, flushed HD. Should it matter ? Jean.

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    Jean,

    Yes, it does matter. The Virtual Box software needs to connect to the actual PC's USB controller and then effectively pass that on to the OS running inside the VB. Of course, this is not what is happening.

    The same process is used for network connections which, I am glad to report, are working as they should once I got the correct settings in VB (need to set it up as a bridged connection).
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    Bruce, >>> Yes, it does matter. <<<
    I am still ignorant of this procedure, I have enough machines here that I do not need a VM, this Lenovo has been dedicated to this fun procedure, ie: W10TP. Jean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    ...When I Shutdown the Win10TP and exit back to Virtual Box the two partitions on the USB Thumb Drive open up in Explorer as though I'd just plugged the device in!...
    So Win10 is not connecting to the thumbdrive.

    I have seen this problem on many customers' PCs: plug in a new USB device; Windows (XP and later) flashes a "device not recognised" bubble in lower right corner and nothing else happens; unplugging/re-plugging the device doesn't help.

    Fixing the problem usually requires running "Device Manager" in a particular mode.

    You could try running the below commands (in Win10) from an administrator-level command prompt:

    SET DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1
    START DEVMGMT.MSC

    A "Device Manager" window will open, click "Show Hidden Devices" in the View menu. You can now uninstall any invalid/disconnected devices. Usually when a USB thumbdrive or HDD fails to connect it will be listed in the "Unknown devices" category.

    Best to restart Windows after uninstalling any devices.

    You could also try plugging the thumbdrive in before launching VirtualBox and Win10.
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    Hey Y'all,

    I finally got this solved with the help of this article and clicking on the error indicator in VB to find out that I needed to install the Extension Pack found here. Click on the Link for "All Supported Versions".

    HTH
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