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    Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (XP/SP1)

    I have a memory stick plugged into my usb port. I can do a Save As in word to store documents to it, but I can not see the icon for E: under My Computer

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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (XP/SP1)

    Does it show up in Windows Explorer ?? Start>All Programs>Accessories>Windows Explorer
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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (XP/SP1)

    No it does not show up under exlporer. It does show up under Safely Remove Hardware

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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (X

    You can use TweakUI to show & hide drives.

    In the "My Computer>Drives" section make sure drive E is selected.

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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (X

    Thank you. I will contact the user and try it on his computer.

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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (X

    Sorry to get here late, but I'm curious about what kind of "memory stick" are you talking about and HOW is it connected to the USB port? Are you talking about a Universal Disk reader, like one would use for digital camera memory cards?

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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (X

    It is a Dell memory stick (thumb drive) that plugs right into the usb port. Does not use a reader device like I would use for my digital camera sans disks. Unfortunately the user having the problem is away until next week so I can not try the suggested solution listed above.

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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (X

    Also take note, that some USB 2.0 sticks will NOT work in a machine that has USB 1.0 sockets.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (X

    Sounds like it works OK. The user can save to it using Send To and it's showing up in the System Tray when connected, but not in My Computer or Explorer, where they can open it and view the contents or drag & drop files into it. But you might be on to something Dave. I'm wondering if it's an older system that has been upgraded to XP and the USB ports on the machine are only USB 1.0 capable ?? Could it be that the thumb drive will function but not be seen because the system can't see something that is USB 2.0 but will operate it at USB 1.0 speed ???
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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (X

    Is it a Dell system that the memory stick is being plugged into ?? I came across this.... "I tried plugging the Dell memory key into the Aptiva thinking I could utilize it to move the files, but it says I need a driver." here. Have them check Device Manager to see if they can see it there. They may need a driver or a driver update.
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    Re: Can't see memory stick under My Computer E: (X

    Can you look in Disk Manager and see how the USB drive appears. (What drive letter is assigned, is it NTFS or FAT, any unusual status information etc.)

    To do this you should Right click My Computer, choose Manage from the menu, select Disk Management in the left hand pane and scroll the right pane till you see this disk at the bottom right. You might like to try right clicking the disk in this window and selecting Explore to see what happens too.

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