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USB 2.5 inch HD does not show on PC

My HD does not show on the pc when plugged in a USB port, but the memory stick does shows. Is this HD damage or is it posiibly a casing problem only? I have too much valuable stuff safed like memory photos of places visited. Being from RSA (ZA) its diffcult to travel and re-capture those photos. Please help me on a solution or temporary retrieving the data.

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Data recovery software can only retrieve data if the HDD shows in windows. Some disks may not show in My Computer(if corrupted). Another way of checking if the HDD is being detected by windows is using disk management. Click Start,then run, then type compmgmt.msc. Click on Disk Management when the Computer Management box opens. If you HDD is showed among the list of drives there is a possibility of getting our data.If not you need advance data recovery where the HDD has to be physically taken apart.Let me know what your findings are.

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