How do I recover data from an external drive that my computer doesn’t recognize?

Anonymous July 17, 2014

How can I recover data from a Seagate external hard drive that may be damaged? My computer no longer will even recognize the drive.

  1. dragonmouth
    July 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    How do you know the drive is damaged? Have you tried a different interface cable between the external drive and your computer?

    If you have access to another computer, try to see if it will recognize the external hard drive.

  2. Hovsep A
    July 17, 2014 at 9:39 am

    how to recover partition table using Test Disk-Using GPArted live disc

  3. Bruce E
    July 17, 2014 at 3:40 am

    Can you see the drive under Device Manager or Disk Management? If not, it is probably the converter board on the external drive. In that case, you can remove the drive from the enclosure and attach it internally in your computer or use a USB-to-SATA adapter.