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3.5 inch floppy usb drive not seen

2020-06-05, 15:53 PM

I have some old 3.5 inch floppies I want to see. 

I have a TDK USB drive. It works fine on my wife's ASUS laptop but does not show up in the drive list in "My PC" on my Lenova desktop.It does make the "connected " noise when plugged in.

We both have Win 10 64 bit - latest of Version 1909.

It does show in Device Manager under Floppy Drives and says it is working properly. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver.

Any ideas on how to get it to work?

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Re:3.5 inch floppy usb drive not seen

2020-06-05, 16:26 PM

I'm wondering if this could be a power-related issue, i.e. the USB port on the desktop isn't able to deliver as much power via USB as the floppy drive demands.

 

If your need to use this drive is occasional or just one-time then perhaps the most expedient solution would be to connect the floppy drive to your wife's notebook, then copy the data off the floppies to your system over a LAN.


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Re:3.5 inch floppy usb drive not seen

2020-06-06, 14:51 PM

..  or copy to a USB flash drive.  

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Re:3.5 inch floppy usb drive not seen

2020-06-06, 16:00 PM

@ BiggAl wrote:
 

 

..  or copy to a USB flash drive. 

 

Sneakernet is a LAN ;)


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Re:3.5 inch floppy usb drive not seen

2020-06-09, 15:55 PM
I can use my wife's laptop to copy but I don't understand why it won't work with my desktop and that is annoying. Was hoping someone might be able to suggest a solution.
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Re:3.5 inch floppy usb drive not seen

2020-06-13, 17:23 PM
There's something with my Lenovo PC, it seems every two or three times I plug in an external drive I have to go into computer management. The device will be listed in computer management and then I'll have to manually assign a drive letter to the device. Have you looked at computer management to see if your floppy drive is listed there? Be sure to have media in the drive before plugging it in and give it a try.
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