How to access a drive. You can use an external storage device on Chrome OS by connecting it to your Chromebook and opening the Files app. The Downloads folder contains all the files stored locally on your Chromebook and will appear in the left pane of the files app.
Why can’t I see my external hard drive on my Chromebook?
If you’re trying to use an external storage device, your Chromebook might not support it. Make sure your storage device’s format is supported. Plug your storage device into another computer if your Chromebook is using the latest version and no updates are available.
Why is my USB not showing up on my Chromebook?
Make sure you use the correct format for your devices if your Chromebook doesn’t recognize them. If your drive works on other machines, you should check it. Update your laptop to the latest version of ChromeOS. If the issue continues, you should reset your hardware.
How do I find my USB drive on my Chromebook?
The files app should open with the flash drive. Click on the icon to open the Files app. The device appears as a folder in the Files app when connected to it.
How do I access my USB drive?
Attach the flash drive to your computer. If you have a computer with a laptop or a desktop, you should find a port on the front, back, or side of it. A dialog box may appear on your computer. To view files, select Open folder.
Where is the USB icon on a Chromebook?
You can see all of the apps on your Chromebook by clicking the App Launcher icon in the bottom left corner. The app can be opened from there. You can see your drive in the sidebar.