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External hard drive to internal - where is my data?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by hepcat7, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. hepcat7

    hepcat7 Regular member

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    Hello,

    I have a WD 1TB external hard drive. The prong that accepts the mini-usb broke so I wanted to salvage the data on the hard drive and transfer to another HD.

    I removed the parts that made it mini-usb accessible and plugged it into my computer.

    It does not show up under Hard Drive Disks - and when going under computer management (compmgmt.msc) it recognizes it as 'Disk 0' and says that 931gb is unallocated and I can format it.

    Is there anything I can do to access the information on this HD?

    Thank you

    p.s. it is connected internally through a SATA drive and has power
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    Will it let you assign a drive letter?
     
  3. hepcat7

    hepcat7 Regular member

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    It did not prompt me with anything like that, nor could I find any option
     
  4. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    computer management-disk management-right clik on drive assign drive letter under change drive letter & paths it may be necessary to initialize the disk first this is done in the left column where it said disk 0 or whatever disk it is
     

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