Question Windows sometimes ignores connected USB drives

JohnnyGui

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Hello,

Sometimes when I connect a USB 3.0 storage device it does not appear in explorer and I'd need to pull it out and back in again for Windows to make it appear.

The USB socket itself is 3.0. So far this only happens with USB 3.0 flash drives or external harddrives. Never have this issue with USB 2.0 devices.
Using Windows 21H2.

Why does this happen?
 
Hello,

Sometimes when I connect a USB 3.0 storage device it does not appear in explorer and I'd need to pull it out and back in again for Windows to make it appear.

The USB socket itself is 3.0. So far this only happens with USB 3.0 flash drives or external harddrives. Never have this issue with USB 2.0 devices.
Using Windows 21H2.

Why does this happen?
Is it only one usb socket that does this and other sockets work fine?
 

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