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Join the community here. Secondly, all other problem people have had like that tends to have the same level of solutions. I’ve got the same problem, exact same problem. Now, I am sick of reading that WD is a good company, no they are not. Thanks, wintaer Attached Thumbnails.

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Other than that though, no solution. Your name or email address: Format but only quick format the drive to make it available as a we letter, and then use Recuva free to recover any deleted files off it.

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But one of the routes may void the warranty all together. Hope that works for you.

Since it was quick formatted, this will include all your previous files. Sending shifts in Realvnc. Driver Matic finally has made it simple and easy to keep your drivers up to elememts.

So my faith in just anybody doing it is kind of broken, and they probably don’t use a program anywhere near as good as the one I mentioned in point 2. Now, I am sick of reading that WD is a good company, no they are not.

Return it as a defect. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate. Over the years, over million scans have been runand all that data has been compiled to create our driver libraries.

WD Elements 1023 External Hard Drive Unaccessible

They know there is a problem, but they do nothing to fix it, nor do dw offer reasonable support. Hi all, I ended up contacting WD and since it was still under warranty, got it replaced with another external.


HDD – unknown, not initialized Jun 8, If not, hear that you have been given a replacement. He completed the transfer of flements rest of the movies and took some of the files I had added off it. How does it look in Disk Management?

However I read kind of recently someone devicee about I think WD drives having a certain hardware micro-USB or something that might make using the drive without the particular enclosure more difficult if not impossible.

But anyone seeking a solution to a problem should really begin their own thread, or else it might be done for you but make your original post look out of context.

Added some of my own files onto it, then gave it to my cousin to add more movies. Other good things to do, is to look up reviews, to see if there are any common elemnets before making the purchase. You can trial it first to check if and what is recoverable, and when you are ready to recover the data you can pay for it. It still shows up in the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ window without drive letterin the ‘Devices and Printers’ window and in ‘Disk Management’ as well.

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If the drive hasn’t got a partition, but is still being detected, you can take a precaution by using DriveImage XML to take a raw copy of all the sectors off the disk as a backup. I need those files, they are my livelihood. BB code is on. Hopefully this is just a one off, rather than an issue along the entire model line of their products. For now, i would rather have another brand.


I am afraid that you will need to for a for hardware level servicing option, where the technician will attempt to replace various key components to get the drive functioning again. New drivers can unlock additional features for a device that may not have been available before. Originally Posted by Laudesan. Join the community here. sevice

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Sure I flements send my unit back through the retailer and get my refund, or replacement, but I will have lost all my files. I can see it in remove hardware safely too, but I cannot see it in my computer.

Same with me also.