External drive clicking, found in devise manager, but not in comp

justusgirlz

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My Passport external drive began clicking and then disappeared from my comp. I can see it in the devise mangaer.

When I went to my disk management, I can see the disk as not initialized. When attempting to initialize it tells me the files are write protected.

Just hoping there are some more things I can attempt to recover these files...much is at stake. Thanks for any advice you can give.