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Tech - Hard Drive help please

Joined
Nov 29, 2017
RedCents
272¢
Hi guys and gals,
Need some help on a second HDD I have installed in my other comp. Its registering in Disk Management, but not Windows Explorer. Its an old HDD I had around, I did not label it like a dummy, so I do not recall if there is good info on it (mostly would be pics of my kids and dogs) which if so I would like to keep. In the pic below its Disk 1 (931 GB). Also, its possible this is a HDD that was in an older Network Drive that died, but the HDD are still working, I'm unsure. Any help/software ideas that would allow me to get it and see if files are still there? As it is, its not listed as Fat or NTFS. hdd.jpg
 
Joined
Jan 12, 2017
RedCents
38¢
Hi guys and gals,
Need some help on a second HDD I have installed in my other comp. Its registering in Disk Management, but not Windows Explorer. Its an old HDD I had around, I did not label it like a dummy, so I do not recall if there is good info on it (mostly would be pics of my kids and dogs) which if so I would like to keep. In the pic below its Disk 1 (931 GB). Also, its possible this is a HDD that was in an older Network Drive that died, but the HDD are still working, I'm unsure. Any help/software ideas that would allow me to get it and see if files are still there? As it is, its not listed as Fat or NTFS. View attachment 20695
Try using Recuva

 
Joined
May 17, 2015
RedCents
4,345¢
Partition layout looks like a standard windows install. If it was a NAS disk it wouldnt have all those partitions.

Right click that 927.64gb partition and assign it a drive letter, like Q

Then you can browse it and decide if you need anything from it.

Catch me in discord if you need help
 
Joined
Nov 29, 2017
RedCents
272¢
Good morning all,
@LamahHerder It will not allow me to assign a drive letter, all the options upon right clicking are greyed out. If I do a right click to the othe drive, it shows I can assign it a new letter.

@jande No, I never have tried Linux yet. I was curious if some NAS drives use some version of it as its own OS in its box? But as Lamah said, it looks like a regualr Windows system.

@morisato Sadly, I cannot.

I am currently still running the Recuva Software @exocet linked, Its been going all night and grown in its time. Last night I went to bed and it said 4 more hours, now it says 8 more.. ach. Its only 51% done. But I await eagerly with some kinda news. I really appreciate the help from everyone. I did find my old broken NAS and it has 2 drives in there still. Whenever this drive is finished I will be checking those next I may have some movies I downloaded for my kids. My free year of Disney + has me covered for now, but I know I'm not gonna keep it, their offering isnt too impressive.
 
Joined
Jan 12, 2017
RedCents
38¢
Good morning all,
@LamahHerder It will not allow me to assign a drive letter, all the options upon right clicking are greyed out. If I do a right click to the othe drive, it shows I can assign it a new letter.

@jande No, I never have tried Linux yet. I was curious if some NAS drives use some version of it as its own OS in its box? But as Lamah said, it looks like a regualr Windows system.

@morisato Sadly, I cannot.

I am currently still running the Recuva Software @exocet linked, Its been going all night and grown in its time. Last night I went to bed and it said 4 more hours, now it says 8 more.. ach. Its only 51% done. But I await eagerly with some kinda news. I really appreciate the help from everyone. I did find my old broken NAS and it has 2 drives in there still. Whenever this drive is finished I will be checking those next I may have some movies I downloaded for my kids. My free year of Disney + has me covered for now, but I know I'm not gonna keep it, their offering isnt too impressive.
yea hopefully that will help you recover some type of files from it I have had good luck using that software but its not perfect.
 
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