I have Windows 7 and it has happened to me many times that when I remove my USB flash drive, the icon still appears in windows explorer and when I stick my USB drive again, it is not going to work until I reboot my PC!
How do I fix this issue?


You'll probably have to refresh Device Manager. For a short-term fix, try this:

  1. Open Device Manager (type devmgmt.msc on the search box)
  2. Click Scan for hardware changes

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