Question No access to external HDD

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Hi

Your help, please.
I have an external HDD that only appears in disk management. It appears online, but not allocated. I can eject it, but I cannot access the content. This HDD is full and I didn't want to lose the content. Will it be possible to have access to the contents of the HDD?

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Hi

Your help, please.
I have an external HDD that only appears in disk management. It appears online, but not allocated. I can eject it, but I cannot access the content. This HDD is full and I didn't want to lose the content. Will it be possible to have access to the contents of the HDD?

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What was this connected to before?
It may be formatted in a way that Windows does not recognize, hence "Unallocated".

Please show us a screencap of the Disk Management window.
 

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Yes, this happened first on the laptop. Intermittently. I thought it was a cable problem and changed it, but it continued to happen. The same problem happens on the desktop.
This is sounding more and more like a physically failed hard drive.

And after the first time (actually before) you should have backed this data up to something else.
 

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Can that be the same as "raw disk" on english windows? In that case, it probably happens because the user have forgot to use "save removal of harddrive" (put that term in your language here).
yes, possibly a removal problem.
What do you mean "( put that term in your language here )"?
 

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And, I hate to say it, but I will anyway....where is the backup of this important data?
Some are on the internal disk, others are in the cloud, but I don't have a copy of the oldest one.
Is it a problem with a blocked head on the disk?
I can try to open the HDD .
 
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I've seen a guy doing this operation, and the hard drive is working again. The head was parked in the middle of the hard drive. But of course, all drives are different. But if I have no other solution ... I may have to take a chance, right? What other solution can i have? Deliver to a specialized company?
 

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I've seen a guy doing this operation, and the hard drive is working again. The head was parked in the middle of the hard drive. But of course, all drives are different. But if I have no other solution ... I may have to take a chance, right? What other solution can i have? Deliver to a specialized company?
If it is really important data, send it to a professional recovery service.

Opening up the drive lessens any possibility of ever getting anything from it.
 

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And for the future (like tomorrow), please start a good backup routine.

Drive space is cheap, free software....things like this do not need to be a real problem.
 

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