How to Fix Partition on Remote PC without Physical Presence?

My friend can’t find the USB partition on his computer

My friend is far away from me. Nowadays, he can’t see the USB partition on his computer Explorer after inserting the removable device into the computer. I tried to tell him how to do but it seems that he doesn’t understand what I said. Thus, is there a way to fix the partition missing issue on the remote computer without physically touching the computer?

A remote support tool for Windows: AnyViewer

Actually, it’s not difficult to offer remote support like fixing missing partition on the computer as long as you employ a proper tool for remote support, like AnyViewer. It enables you to take control of the remote computer and take operations to solve partition issues remotely.

The whole process to achieve remote control can be fairly simple. Your friend just needs to download, install and run AnyViewer and accept the request. And you just need to download, install and send a control request.

Apart from usability, AnyViewer has many other advantages. It is workable with all editions of Windows operating systems, including Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2. And it is secured by Elliptic Curve Cryptography encryption, thus you and your friend don’t need to worry about the data security during the remote control. What’s more, once the connection is established, it offers shortcuts to many operations, including restarting the computer, opening task manager, running CMD on the remote computer, making you solve technical issues more conveniently.

Steps to fix partition on the remote computer

Now, have a look at the detailed steps on how to use AnyViewer to take control another computer and then how to fix partition on the remote PC.

Part 1: Take control of the remote computer from the local computer

Before remote control, you and your friend need to download AnyViewer, install and run it on your computers.

Then, the device ID, the Settings icon and the temporary security code for accessing the computer will show up on the main interface of AnyViewer.

Step 1. You need to know the device ID of your friend’s computer; then on your local computer, input the device ID and click “Connect”.

Step 2. You will be required to make choice between “Send a control request to your partner” and “Input security code”.

If you don’t have receive the temporary security code from your friend, chose the first option and click “OK”. Then, a pop-up window will show up on your friend’s computer. If your friend clicks “V” icon and you can control the remote computer successfully.

If your friend has send the temporary security code to you, you can choose the second option and input the security code in the blank box. Then, type “OK” to connect to the remote computer directly. And you can access the desktop of the remote computer.

Part 2: Fix partition issue on the remote computer

After controlling the remote computer, you can fix the partition issue as if you were sitting in front of the computer. Then see how to fix USB partition missing on the remote computer.

The absence of a drive letter is usually the cause of a partition not appearing in Windows Explorer. You may give it a drive letter to make it shows up in Windows Explorer.

Step 1. On the remote desktop window, press Windows + R, input “diskmgmt.msc” to open Disk Management.

Step 2. Then, locate the USB partition that you need to assign a drive letter, right click it and choose “Change Drive Letter and Paths…”.

Step 3. In the pop-up window, click “Add…”. Then choose the drive letter that you want to use for the partition and click “OK”.

Then, the partition will appear on the Windows Explorer of the remote computer. And your friend can use the USB partition again. If the partition shows up but is not accessible, you can try to format it to NTFS or FAT32. What you should pay attention to is that formatting will erase all data on the partition.

It can be seen that a good remote desktop software can help you, your partners, family, etc., to easily solve many problems under limited space.

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