How to Recover External HDD Not Recognized on Windows 10?

If you are Windows 10 user facing severe data loss as your external hard drive is not recognized then you should read this page. If your situation matches with any of the below mentioned scenario then data in external drive becomes completely out of reach.

Scenario 1: “I upgraded my Windows 7 OS to Windows 10 this morning but unfortunately my external HDD is not recognized. I can listen to the connection sound that Windows make but the drive is not visible. The drive condition is good when connected to Windows 7 computer. This issue is common only with Windows 10 OS, any kind of suggestions are welcomed?”

Scenario 2: “I recently upgraded my computer from Windows XP to Windows 10 and now my external hard drive is not appearing on File Explorer but it is visible in Disk Management by listing as ‘not initialized’ and ‘unknown’. If I try to initialize, I get I/O device error and am unable to solve this issue. Does anyone have any solution to make Windows 10 OS to recognize my external drive?”

Scenario 3: “I use my old laptop hard drive as external hard drive. Whenever I connect the cable to Windows 10 USB port, it does not recognize and respond. But it works well with other versions of Windows operating system except Windows 10. Please help me out..!!!”

Scenario 4: “Hi, please solve my problem…. I have an external hard disk of about 500GB, unluckily my Windows 10 computer is unable to detect it. Even I dint find it in Device Management. What can I do? How can I retrieve data from unrecognized external HDD?”

Many of the users experience same kind of situation while using portable hard disk on Win 10 and wonder how to recover data from it and which tool to use? To solve all the above cases, one can use Yodot Hard Drive Recovery product perfect to recover data from external HDD which is not recognized on Windows 10.

Features of the software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery program can bring back data from external hard drive that is not recognized on Windows 10 PC. It is well equipped with recovery module to recover information from unrecognized external hard drive. It can recover portable hard drive not showing up on Windows operating system along with internal drives, SSD, memory card, flash drives, etc. due to logical errors. It can recover data from drive formatted with NTFS5, NTFS, FAT32, FAT16 and ExFAT file systems. Addition to Windows 10, this utility is compatible on MS Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2008 and 2003 operating systems. Along with lost files, you can recover deleted files from Lacie external hard drive, LG, Iomega, Seagate, Maxtor and many others by using Yodot product.

Steps to use the product:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on healthy Windows computer
  • Connect your unrecognized external hard drive to it and run the application
  • Click on ‘Partition Recovery’ option on main screen and proceed further
  • Select the drive that represent external hard drive from list of drive present on screen
  • Next, select file types that are to be recovered from the drive otherwise click on ‘Mark All’ or ‘Skip’ option and go next
  • Software scans the drive for all recoverable files and derives a list of files
  • Toggle between ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’ option to glance at recovered files
  • Preview required files and save them to destination location

Notable Points:

  • Avoid saving new files to external hard drive until you recover data from it
  • Secure proper backup of important files from external HDD to overcome data loss

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