How to Add External Storage to Your PC

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Turn the drive on if it has an on/off switch. Open the Computer window on your PC.

You may not need to worry about this step because not all drives have this switch.

When you plug the drive into the USB connector, and assuming that the drive has power and is turned on, Windows instantly recognizes the drive and adds it to your computer's list of permanent storage devices, found in the Computer window.

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