Home Forums Windows Help External Hard Drive help - Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post External Hard Drive help - bm_99 19:33 26 Jun 2016 Locked people ive got an old wd 2tb drive, it bleeps when i plug it in and out of the usb port but doesnt show in my computer It shows in disk management but dont want to format anything as i want to get my files of it. I cant open or explore it either Any help please people Thanks in advance Bris 20:43 26 Jun 2016 Check in disk management to see if it has a drive letter, if not try assigning one. bm_99 22:52 26 Jun 2016 already done bris, assigned a name still cant open or explore as it needs to be formatted first yes mate, im also looking at recovery programmes so that i can take the files (if any) off then format it Any reccomendations about the programmes aswel? StephenCrossland 23:57 26 Jun 2016 I came across Data recovery for Windows and Mac. I haven't tried it but it has some good reviews. Good luck. s. Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:42 27 Jun 2016 click here disk test This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.