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How to enable a USB port? RRS feed

  • Question

  • <p>Sir or Madam,</p><p>Please offer instructions how to enable a USB port on my computer.</p><p>I am using Windows 10.</p><p>Thank you.</p><p>Earleb</p>

    Earle Rheaume

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 3:52 AM

Answers

  • Hi Earle,

    Yes, good night and have a nice dream.
    See you tomorrow.
    ________________________
    Ashidacchi (Hideki Ashida)
    • Marked as answer by earleb Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:51 PM
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:14 AM

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  • I will only use this USB occasionally.

    I will take the USB and plug it into the Lowes computer for effective and efficient business. Hope you can help me.

    Earleb


    Earle Rheaume

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 3:59 AM
  • Hi earleb,

    USB device (or port) is plug & play, i.e. when you connect a USB device to your computer with a USB cable, they begin to communicate with each other automatically, and computer gives electric power to the connected device, if needed.
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    Ashidacchi

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 4:13 AM
  • Hi Ashidacchi,

    That's what I thought too!

    I remembered several months ago when I inserted my USB into the computer it was immediately shown on another page along with all my other drives. They aren't showing either. Perhaps there is another page where they are all shown? Another thought, could I have uninstalled it without realizing what I had done?

    A few days ago I copied the file to something called RECOVERY G?

    Please advise.

    Take care.

    Earleb


    Earle Rheaume

    Sunday, May 14, 2017 7:24 PM
  • Most likely the driver letter is in use.

    https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/22251/find-your-missing-usb-drive-in-windows-7-vista/
    I'd ask them more over here.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware

     

     

     



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    Sunday, May 14, 2017 9:27 PM
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  • Hi Earle Rheaume,

    I'd like to confirm:
    Doesn't your computer show something new (a message or contents of USB stick) when you connect your USB  into your computer? Is the same when you other USB (stick?) connect to your computer?  
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    Ashidacchi
    Monday, May 15, 2017 11:24 PM
  • Hi Ashidacchi,

    Just plugged the "Stick" into my computer.  A page opens with RECOVERY G highlighted.


    Earle Rheaume

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:34 AM
  • Hi Ashidacchi,

    I opened Recovery G and Properties. It confirmed that it is a USB Drive.

    I have limited space on that drive. Perhaps I need to free up some space first. If that is the case please advise how to free space in an efficient and time-saving manner.

    Thanks Ashidacchi


    Earle Rheaume

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 12:59 AM
  • Hi Earle Rheaume,

    Of course, you can delete unnecessary files (folders) in a USB drive manually.
    It might not be an efficient and time-saving manner, but it would be a sure way.

    If it won't satisfy your request, please try [Check]:
    Right-click on the USB drive in File Explorer > [Properties] > tab [Tools] > [Check]
    > select [Scan and repair drive]
    It enables to repair your USB drive, but it creates a new folder "Found" (or something like it) if errors are found.
    (It is not free up your needs, but I suppose there would be some failure in your USB drive.) 

    Remember:
    (1) we can NOT use [Disk Cleanup] on USB drive.
    (2) we can use [Compress this drive to save disk space] on USB drive.
         But I don't recommend to use it, since it might cause some troubles.
         I recommend you to buy a new one with larger space.
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    Ashidacchi
    • Edited by Ashidacchi Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:07 AM
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:47 AM
  • Hi Earle Rheaume,

    I forgot to ask what "RECOVERY G" is, and I hope you will insert a screenshot of the page of "RECOVERY G" or share it via cloud storage such as OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.
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    Ashidacchi
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2:21 AM
  • Ashidacchi,

    It's 11:00 pm Eastern North America and past my bedtime. I will do as you ask tomorrow.

    Take

    care.

    Earle


    Earle Rheaume

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:06 AM
  • Hi Earle,

    Yes, good night and have a nice dream.
    See you tomorrow.
    ________________________
    Ashidacchi (Hideki Ashida)
    • Marked as answer by earleb Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:51 PM
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 3:14 AM
  • Hi Ashidacchi,

    My problem has been solved and I thank you so much.

    Apparently the RECOVERY G file was the USB Drive. When I copied my files into it, the files were immediately copied to the USB stick.

    I have changed the name from RECOVERY G to RECOVERYGUSB  FOR MY CONVENIENCE.

    i apologise for taking up so much of your time.

    One other thing, What is your first and last name?

    Take care.

    Earle


    Earle Rheaume

    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:31 PM
  • Hi Earle Rheaume,

    Thank you for marking as answer on my post.
    I'm glad to hear your problem solved.

    I suppose "RRCOVERY G" was a Volume Label of your USB flash memory.
    As an example, in this case, "Lexar-128GB" is a volume label of the USB flash memory.
      
          
    # Hideki is my first name and Ashida is last.
       Is Earle your first name, isn't it?

    Best regards,
    Hideki Ashida
    • Edited by Ashidacchi Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:27 AM
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:25 AM