WD External Hard Drive not recognised by Windows 10

Hi all,
my 2 tb external hard drive spins after connected to my laptop but it’s not recognised. How can i recover it? is my data lost?

I suggest you to try the below solutions & check if that works:

  1. Plug the drive into another USB port
  2. Change USB cable
  3. Change drive letter
  4. Reinstall USB controller
  5. Update WD device driver
  6. Run anti-virus software

If nothing works, then there are chances that your drive itself is failing and you may need help of reliable data recovery software to recover you data. First, I will suggest you to try the above methods & share the result.

Hi Jose2020,
I appreciate your advice. I have tried most of them. re No.3, it doesn’t recognize the disk as a drive. I don’t know how to change the letter.

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I suggest you to check the below link and hope it will help you gain access to your drive:

thanks mate!