Question External Hard Drive Issues

Nov 16, 2020
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My hard drive has been in an odd state for a long time now. When I connect it to the computer the light on it activates as though it were on, but the device doesn't show up as connected to the computer. I've tried various common methods found in an attempt to fix it, but nothing. Guess I'd like to know if my content is still at least salvagable if possible.

It's a WD easystore 2TB.
 
Feb 9, 2021
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You can fix the issue and extract the files from the USB drive by attempting the below methods:

  1. Reboot your system - Shut down your system, remove the power cord wait for some time & then connect the power cord & boot your system.
  2. Try different PC or Laptop
  3. Re-install USB drivers
  4. Unplug all connected USB devices
  5. Fix USB root hub
Hope this will help.
 

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