seagate expansion 1tb portable external hard drive [not detected]

Rutherona Molo

Nov 11, 2016
Hello, need help.

My External hard drive cannot be read but it can only be viewed as Local Disk G which I cannot open.

I've tried it using into another laptop to try, but same problem occurs.

What can I do about it? I really appreciate your help. Thank you in advance.
Hi there Rutherona Molo,

That is really unpleasant. :(

Have you tried using different cables? It may be a good idea to do so.
If the issue persists, you can try using some software tools on the drive, in order to see if the data stored on it would be recoverable:

If you manage to retrieve your data, you can test the drive afterwards:

In case the drive can't be accessed by software tools though, then I believe you have a couple of options:
- Contact a data recovery company, if the data stored on the drive is really important.
- RMA the drive if under warranty.

Let me know in case you have some more questions,
D_Know_WD :)

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