Hello :) Please help!! I have external WD hardrive 1 TB contains lots of important data. All of a sudden, it does not appear in my computer. When i tried to check on Disk Management it was visible and healthy but no File System appeared. When I right click the "primary partition" , It shows all other options are remained inactive except "Delete Volume and Help" Please help...I dont want o lose my DATA.
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I am sorry for any inconveniency caused by your WD drive. Checking in Disk Management was the right decision. Sadly problems like this may appear unexpectedly. I strongly recommend you to check the drive on another PC and with another USB cable. If the issue persists, I would suggest you to try some data recovery tools or booting from a Linux Live CD. Unix based system may grant you access to your files. If you successfully backup your data, use Data Lifeguard Diagnostic to check the drive for errors. I leave you download link. Is the drive under warranty?
I forgot to tell you one thing, Actually, i have first discovered when it was not recognized on my smart tv... the Hard drive contains of HD Movies which i valued a lot more. So when i connecto to my laptop, it doesn't recognize at all and made me nervous about all my important files. I then connected to another desktop it does the same. So the only new for me now which i haven't try yet is to boot on Linux. Hope it will do... Thank again for you kind patience and help.. appreciate a lot :)
I have tried one of the utility you have suggested, " Recover My Files " Its pretty convincing it shows the content of my HD but this apps need to be activated. Are there any other freeware before i go with this? Please see the screenshot below .. Thanks
Remove from case, Freezer 2 hrs, then lay it on its side longways with the ports up and resting against something at a 65 degree angle, Plug it in, Run HDD regenerator or DRevitalize, DO NOT USE windows built in scanner, Transfer files.