External drive cannot appear in windows 10

Hi folks,

I have installed windows 10 on vmware fusion 11 in IMac and I bought a SanDisk extreme portable ssd (500Gb).
I tried to connect USB SanDisk extreme portable to window 10 on vmware fustion but it does not appear it on my computer/This PC or disk management.

Could you please resolve this problem?

I am waiting for your response.

Thanks in advance

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If you are not able to see any of the USB devices in Windows 10 then follow the steps.

* VMware USB arbitration services are running on the Mac.

* To check that open Activity Monitor in Mac and search for USB and if you do not see " VMware USB arbitration services"

then shut down your Mac and power on again. Launch VMware Fusion,  Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General and check if you see any block on VMware Inc services.

* Hit "allow".

* Quit Fusion and launch again.

this should fix your issue. let me know if it works.

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VMware Employee

Hi adnansalah84,

Please take a look at this similar thread: USB 3 devices not mounting in Win10 VM - Fusion 11.5.1 + Catalina 10.15.3

Hope it helps.



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