Hard Drive not showing in Windows Explorer

  han0702 10:51 04 Mar 2016
Locked

Hi, I've had the Samsung M3 1TB hard drive for about 6 months now and have never had any issues before. Went to use it today and suddenly it's only showing in devices and not in my computer so I can't access my files. I've tried getting it to show in Disk Management but it tells me to Initialize my disk which I don't want to do as I don't want to lose my files. I've tried uninstalling the device from my laptop and reinstalling it but same problem. I am running Windows 10 on I don't have another laptop to try it on. If anyone could help me fix this please! Thanks

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:39 04 Mar 2016

in device manager right click on it in properties is it showing as RAW?

  han0702 17:36 04 Mar 2016

Sorry I'm not sure where I'm looking, but I don't see it saying RAW anywhere..

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:33 04 Mar 2016

what exactly does it say in dsk management

  han0702 10:59 05 Mar 2016

it says 'you must initialize a disk before logical disk manager can access it'

select disks

disk 1

use the following partition style for the selected disks

MBR (master boot record)

GPT (GUID partition table)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:08 05 Mar 2016

I think you have have to use something Like Easus data recovery (free) to try and get back your files before initializing and reformatting.

  han0702 15:50 05 Mar 2016

I tried that but as its not showing in Windows Explorer, its not picking up there..

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:20 05 Mar 2016

easus partition master free may help to see your drive click here

  han0702 18:07 05 Mar 2016

its just showing the same as in disk manager unfortunately..

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:16 05 Mar 2016
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:17 05 Mar 2016

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Illustrator Charles Williams on how to create magazines and book covers

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)