How do I create a letter for my external hard drive so Windows can access it?

Connor Hammond April 26, 2012
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I have a WD external HDD 1021, which is currently not opening, but is being read as an unknown disk. I want to try the “Chkdsk” prompt in Command, but the HDD doesn’t even have a letter.

I figure this is bad news, but if anyone can help me create a letter without loss of any potential data, I’ll be very grateful.

    April 26, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Hello, here is a link showing the steps needed. Hopefully they will solve your issue:

  2. ha14
    April 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    1. Go to run and enter [diskmgmt.msc] and hit [enter] to open the Disk Management interface in Windows 7.

    2. Now You can see all the hard drives and partitions of the computer system.

    3. Select the hard drive which dont have the Drive Letter.

    4. Right Click on that Drive and Select “Change Drive Letter and Paths”

    5. Now click the Add button and assign a drive letter to the hard drive.

    • Nika Shvelidze
      April 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm