How do I verify if the external drive is recognized or not?

Disk Management console in Windows provides information about the status of all the drives Windows recognizes. To open Disk Management

  1. On the Start Menu, right click "Computer".
  2. Select "Manage".
  3. A "Computer Management" Window will appear. In a right panel, under "Storage", select "Disk Management".
  4. Verify that your external drive is displayed in the physical device list (see the illustration below).
Windows Disk Management screenshot

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