How can I get Windows 10 to recognize a Seagate 3TB External hard drive?
I have a Segate 3TB external drive.PC has Windows 10. I was able to access the drive initially. When I went to copy some files, it was not recognized. Here is what I have done so far.
1 Removed drive from case, and attached to external supply. The disk starts to spin, then I hear a sound about 5 times guessing it is trying to access data and then stops.
2 I checked device manager. The disk drive driver is there, and there are no yellow flag on either USB or disk drive.
I have about 5 years of pictures and video on this drive, need to get the data back.
I tried reinstalling the drivers for USB and disk drive.. USB reinstalled. Disk driver said it was up to date. I am going to try it on another PC today, just to be sure. My previous PC was running Vista.. This is running Windows 10.. Also, I did setup the backup to go to this drive, so not sure if that may have caused the problem. I would appreciate any help with this.. I want to make sure to exhaust all my 'software' options, before taking it in to have the data restored. Thanks.
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If the hard drive has malfunctioned, chances are it must be replaced. Depending on the problem may or may no be able to extract the files, if it's completely dead you will not be able to extract and transfer.
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