Windows 10 does not see flash drive

USB– Drivers are a convenient tool for storing information. Flash drives are compact, current models are characterized by a large amount of memory. They are great for storing photos, working papers, music and movies. But sometimes it happens that the computer fails and Windows 10 does not see the flash drive.

But before starting recovery attempts, you should try standard solutions to the problem. The most obvious of them is switching the flash drive to another connector USB. On a personal computer, it is advisable to insert it directly into the motherboard.

If this did not help, then try restarting the PC. Most often, this is the problem. If this is not so, continue viewing the article.

Utility from Microsoft

Microsoft releases its own tool designed to eliminate malfunctions associated with connecting flash drives. It is called WinUSB.diagcab. The utility is fully compatible with Windows 10.

Windows 10 does not see flash drive

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Download the executable file from the official website and run it. The utility in automatic mode will begin to check possible problems and fix them, if any. If the operation is successful, the system will notify about it.


Third-party software

At the original USB-flash drives from well-known companies have special recovery utilities. They can be found on official producer sites. For example, for company devices Transcend utility called JetFlash Online Recovery. She will be able to fix the situation when Vin 10 does not see the flash drive of this company.

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Separately can be distinguished DSoft Flash Doctor. This is a universal program for restoring any flash drives through formatting. It should be used only if the drive does not have important information, since all the data will be erased.


Alternative ways

If Win 10 does not see the flash drive even after all the manipulations done, then the problem can be covered in the device itself. You need to check if it is displayed in the device manager. Click Win + X, the context menu will pop up, there select the corresponding item “Disk Management. Pay attention to the section “Portable devices”, flash drive USB should be displayed there. If so, try removing the device driver and restarting the computer.


The problem may arise due to computer congestion. Disable all unnecessary peripheral devices, leave only the keyboard, mouse and removable drive. You can also try to insert USB to another computer or laptop.

not defined flash drive on Windows 10

In some cases, viral threats can interfere with interactions with peripheral devices. Try checking the system for security gaps. You can install any antivirus that is popular (KasperskyAvastNOD32 and so on).

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