Problem accessing external USB hard drive

  IDK123 16:25 20 Feb 2016

My girlfriends laptop broke so I decided to connect it via USB to my laptop to run a file recovery program and recover her files. The problem I have is that in File Explorer it is shown as drive F and there is a partition showing as drive G. F is giving no information about size and when I try to right click on it everything crashes.

I am trying to do a chkdsk on it but it doesn't seem to be doing much.

I am running Windows 10 if that helps at all....


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:13 20 Feb 2016

Look in disk management and tell us what you see there.

DO NOT FORMAT any of the partitions.

  xania 10:45 22 Feb 2016

Do not connect two laptops via a standard USB connection. You need a special bridging connection to do this:

click here

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