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Windows 7: WD Hard 1TB detect and show up but only as a Shortcut

02 Feb 2016   #41
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes. I'm not stupid :\


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02 Feb 2016   #42
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I know.Yet I wanted to confirm you are not .

OK, this is my last arrow in my quiver.

Download Getdataback simple free version and install it. https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

Plugin your external drive and then run it.

Does it show your external drive? If it does, scan it to see whether it shows all your files.

If it does not show your external drive, then I am afraid no other data recovery program will see it to be able to recover the data. Most probably the internal bridge and drive controller in the enclosure has failed and you may have to seek Professional Data recovery service who may change the bridge circuit and recover the data.

The fact that your drive was seen as H: gave me some hope but that is belied unfortunately.
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02 Feb 2016   #43
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This program can scan my hard . But when I click on anything in program it goes to "Not Responding" :|
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02 Feb 2016   #44
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Sorry, I do not understand what you have said.

When you run the program it will immediately start scanning for the drives to identify those and then present a screen showing the detected drives like the one below.

WD Hard 1TB detect and show up but only as a Shortcut-02-02-2016-18-18-37.jpg

In the above screenshot it found my two drives in a split second and presented the above picture. The first drive is my 500GB system drive and the second one is my 750GB external drive. ( There was a text message "Found drive1 .....,Found drive 2. ....... but it flew so fast I couldn't capture it.)

Did it find your two drives and present a picture like the one above? If you got it post a screenshot.

If you do not get this picture it means it failed to detect and identify your external drive.


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02 Feb 2016   #45
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know how to describe it; This is what is happening in GetDataBack;


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02 Feb 2016   #46
Kyutae

W10
 
 

could it be the power problem?
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02 Feb 2016   #47
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Maybe
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02 Feb 2016   #48
Kyutae

W10
 
 

Did you hear a clicking sound from WD drive? is it 3.5" or 2.5"?
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02 Feb 2016   #49
omidmkh622

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Some times I hear it. But I always hear it when I disconnect hard .
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02 Feb 2016   #50
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, it did find the drive, it could also read the capacity as 931GB but some problem with that external is stalling further progress. That means I have to continue this job and try other data recovery procedures . You did a good job in posting that picture. You are no longer stupid .

Can you repeat this process on some other working PC preferably on a desktop PC? That is install and run Getdataback with the external drive connected and check whether the same thing happens? That should also tell us whether your laptop has insufficient power on its USB port.
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