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For Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 systems

Format external hard drive: New purchased external HDD is usually able "gross", that is unformatted, so Windows "sees" as a unit unformatted (unpartitioned), so in My Computer does not appear at all, we have the illusion that disappeared hard disc, so need formatting in NTFS file system

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Connect your external hard drive on a computer's USB input. If the HDD icon does not appear in My Computer, use the free Disk Management, integrated in Windows

1.) - I hold simultaneously the Win + R on keyboard

Win + R on keyboard

2.) - In the apperead Run dialog, I entered diskmgmt.msc command. Will start Disk Management

Disk Manager

Disk Management Console appears

3.) - If the external hard drive is perfect, write it Unallocated, and will be represented with a black stripe, which means that the unit is unformatted

Unallocated HDD

To take in possession, I had to run the New volume wizard

4.) - I clicked with the right button of mouse on free unit, on the side of the strip marked with black, and selected New Simple Volume

New Simple Volume

5.) - For "Format external hard drive" I clicked on the Next button

Format external hard drive

6.) - Can set the new size of the volume in MB, but can leave size calculated by Consol

new volume size

7.) - Assign a drive letter. I have not done anything, just clicked on the Next

Assign a drive letter

8.) - Not changed anything in this window, just clicked on the Next button

Not changed anything in this window

9.) - For finalizing "Format external hard drive" clicked on Finish


To view the result, click on the icon This Pc (My Computer) on Desktop where you can see the new drive. You can restart the computer if necessary


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