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Problem: The USB Flash Drive (also known as pendrive, thumbdrive, usb stick) does not appear in the list of drives.
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Problem: The USB Flash Drive (also known as pendrive, thumbdrive, usb stick) does not appear in the list of drives.  
  
Cause: Most likely, the Novell Client software is conflicting with the USB Flash Drive. (Technically speaking, the Novell Client automatically connects to network servers, mapping them to certain drive letters, in most cases the drive-letter "F:\", that the USB Flash Drive sees as "taken" and thus cannot use them)
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Cause: Most likely, a mapped network drive is conflicting with the USB Flash Drive. (Technically speaking, a script automatically connects to network servers, mapping them to certain drive letters, in most cases the drive-letter "F:\", that the USB Flash Drive sees as "taken" and thus cannot use them)  
  
Solution: From the Desktop (or the Start menu) open the item with the name "My Computer" (in public labs, this icon appears with the title "your-username on name-of-computer".
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Solution: From the Desktop (or the Start menu) open the item with the name "My Computer" (in public labs, this icon appears with the title "your-username on name-of-computer".  
  
 
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<br> From the list of drives, right-click the (F:) drive and select Disconnect. Your USB Flash Drive shoud appear in the list after a 5-second delay. If this didn't work, try disconnecting the other drive letters, try another computer or contact the Helpdesk.
From the list of drives, right-click the (F:) drive and select Disconnect. Your USB Flash Drive shoud appear in the list after a 5-second delay.
 
If this didn't work, try disconnecting the other drive letters, try another computer or contact the Helpdesk.
 

Revision as of 17:29, 6 July 2009

My Flash Drive Doesn't Appear

Problem: The USB Flash Drive (also known as pendrive, thumbdrive, usb stick) does not appear in the list of drives.

Cause: Most likely, a mapped network drive is conflicting with the USB Flash Drive. (Technically speaking, a script automatically connects to network servers, mapping them to certain drive letters, in most cases the drive-letter "F:\", that the USB Flash Drive sees as "taken" and thus cannot use them)

Solution: From the Desktop (or the Start menu) open the item with the name "My Computer" (in public labs, this icon appears with the title "your-username on name-of-computer".


From the list of drives, right-click the (F:) drive and select Disconnect. Your USB Flash Drive shoud appear in the list after a 5-second delay. If this didn't work, try disconnecting the other drive letters, try another computer or contact the Helpdesk.

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