Connecting a USB drive on a Public Computer
So, you want to use a portable USB drive on a campus
computer. You insert the drive and open up Windows Explorer looking for your
device. But there’s a problem . . . it’s not there.
Well, this is not the place to look. Instead, return to the
desktop and move your mouse to the very top of the screen. A small menu should
drop down that looks something like this:
Select “Connect USB Drive” to see a list of connectable USB
drives. Then, select either your USB drive or the “Autoconnect USB Devices”
option and wait a few seconds.
An autoconnect pop-up may appear asking what action you
would like to take with your USB device (i.e. open folder to view files) and you
can access the USB drive from here. Even without the pop-up, the USB drive
should now appear under the “Devices with Removable Storage” heading of Windows
Explorer (the first place we looked).
If you have any other questions or concerns you can always
consult the Library Service Desk or contact the Reference Department at x4051.