My external 1TB Western Digital - Model: WD10JPCX-24UE4T0 - has been compromised.
I had it connected to my laptop, running Windows 10, when I got a desktop notification claiming that an overvoltage issue involved that external drive.
From then on, no computer could detect the HDD when connected and the external light that indicates its status never turned on when connected.
I've read guides where people could get their drives working by changing the SATA to USB connector of the HDD, which is what I did, and allowed my laptop to detect the drive again.
The problem is that I cannot browse the content because I get a "non recognized file system" message when I try to open it, and my laptop tells me that the HDD has to face a format before being able to use it.
The data inside that HDD is not crucial to me, but I'd like to recover the content or at least file names - which is the main thing that I need.
Can somebody suggest me how to proceed?