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External HDD detected by Disk Management but not shown in My Computer.

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#1 Michirin


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 05:42 AM

Help! ;;___;; I have a WD Elements External HDD and when plugged in, can be detected by Disk Management but I can't even open it. Here is a screen shot of its status in Disk Management, which says "Unknown" and "Not initialized":




And it could be detected also in Devices:




Also, the HDD has its light on and you can feel vibrations in it when plugged in.

I hope you guys could help me :( I've got tons of stuff in it and I don't want to format it yet (unless that's the only option). Thanks in advance :D


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 07 November 2015 - 11:07 AM

Have you tried different USB ports on the computer. If that does not work use another USB cable. Have you tried attaching the drive to another computer? Do you have an available powered USB hub?

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