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    Strange error occurring while sharing drives among Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    Me and my sister shares flash drives (USB) and external hard disks. I am using windows 7 and she has Windows 8. Once she wanted to copy some files from the flash drive or the external hard disk. Some strange occurrence is happening to my sisterís laptop. When I tried it in my system the same error is happening again. Can anyone suggest a way to get rid of the situation?



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    expert Array
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    Re: Strange error occurring while sharing drives among Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    You said that you and your sister shares the same USB and HDD, and you both are using Windows 7 and Windows 8 as OS. Note that for sharing drives such as HDD, flash drive, etc. between multiple machines you must assign a new drive letter. For this, you must go to the disk management tool and navigate through removable volume and right click on external flash drive or HDD. Thus, whenever Windows mounts volume on them it will notice the same drive return with the same drive letters. Otherwise, when you plug any external media to the device the drive letter will be shown anything at random. This will help both the systems to recognize the drive letter which is assigned to the external hard drive each time they are plugged in. This might be the solution to your problem.

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    Re: Strange error occurring while sharing drives among Windows 7 and Windows 8.

    Hi friend,

    Concise_2_5_Lenovo_External_Hard_Disk_Drive_USB2_0_1tb.jpg

    >>>Here you didn't mention the problem clearly

    >>>Does your external hard disk is not detected in your's sister laptop

    >>>Then make sure that power plug is connected properly

    >>>Make sure that USB cable is properly connected

    >>>If windows 8 crashes then I suggest you to install it again

    Thank you

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