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Windows 7: Xternal Hard Disk can't detect at my computer(Buffalo Ministation 1TB)

14 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Xternal Hard Disk can't detect at my computer(Buffalo Ministation 1TB) external hard disk recently cannot be seen in My Computer.I try to find at disk management and i found it but it show like in the picture..i really dont want to format my external hard disk because inside it many of my important data stored in it..can someone help me to solve this problem other than format my external hard dosk?i really need my data in my external...your help is much needed

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15 Feb 2014   #2

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Hello Chaosadan and welcome to Seven Forums.

According to your screenshot the external hard drive (Disk 1) has no data on it. All 931.51GB is unallocated (unused) space. It also doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it. So for some reason your computer is treating the external hard drive as a newly formatted (blank) drive. Can you assign a drive letter to the external drive? Perhaps that will allow your computer to recognize the external drive and the data on it.

Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows

A second possibility is to use a free utility called MiniTool Partition Wizard. It has a function called Partition Recovery that lets you scan for and recover lost or deleted partitions.

MiniTool Partition Wizard
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15 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thanks Marmimar for your reply..i actually already tried to assign it but the option has been greyed.So the first option is out of question for for the second option i will try it and i hope it can solve my problem.i will tell you teh result when i finish try it..Thanks again for your reply
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