I bought my first My Passport Wireless 500gb on December 2015, only to be used for a 17 days motorbike trip in South America following the Dakar Race. I returned home with my WD hdd totally full of videos from multiple gopros.
I stored it in a drawer of my desk untill today - 3.5 years later - without using it or turning it on.
I firstly fully recharged it and then connected to my Windows laptop, then the classic message to REPAIR DRIVE came on and I clicked on it - as I always did with usb pendrive when it happened to appear.
It took several hours to analyze and correct the WD hdd. When finished my hdd was kind of formatted… none of my video was in there.
Does it happened because of the long powered-off storage?
I’m trying to recovery with DISK DRILL (however only 500mb are free to receover…), what software do you receommend to you?
Or do you receommend to let this job done by pro people?
What else can I do to fully receover all my video??
Thanks in advance for the help.