WD 1TB drive not recognized as external drive

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Hello,

the drive is only recognized as an empty CD drive.

How do I get it recognized as my external hard drive?

How can i get my data from it?

thank you,

john


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Hello,
Try this 1
Right-click on that drive --> Select "Properties" --> Does it shows the number of files and folders ?
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It shows no files and no folders
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Hello,
Try this 1
Right-click on that drive --> Select "Properties". Does it show the file system ?
Click on "Security" tab --> Let me know if the list of user names exists or not user the "Group or user name".
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no file system shown

no security tab

the only tabs are
general
hardware
sharing
custom
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Hello,
Is the file system "RAW"?
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it says file system = unknown

i have been using this 1T drive for some time and it has abut 500GB of data on it.