Help me recover my recently died dog photos

Recently I found an old WD external drive model WD1600U017-005. BTW, I´m using Asus ZenBook with Win10.

Even though the light turns on, blue light, the system doesn´t show the drive; I try to download the drives, installed but nothing. Also, try reinstalling the “other devices” USB win driver, but nether.

I´m asking for this help because my 16yo dog, Huno, just died yesterday, and we can recover all his photos, and I´m sure this drive has some.

Sorry if this is not the correct category.

Thank you all for any help.