Thanks for taking the time to look at my issue!
I unplugged mybook from the xbox I had it on (i made a 16 gb partition that I was storing game files on) and it no loger is recognized by my laptop or my xbox :’-(
It is located under devices, but I cannot click on it to show anything other than “properties.” It isn’t located under disk management.
The cost of using a data retrieval business costs almsot more than the HD did itself! It is still under warranty, but I have a LOT of data on the HD that I really need back. Any ideas?