I have a WD My Passport Ultra and when I plug it into Windows it doesn’t show the drive letter.
Disk management and partition magic say there are 3 partitions on the drive
- 1862.93GB (Active, Primary Part) Partition ID 0xa2 file system ‘other’
- 47MB (Primary Part) PID 0xa2 FS Ext3
- 9Mb Unallocated PID 0x0 FS unallocated.
None of these Partitions are mountable in Windows.
I’ve tried using recover partitions in partition wizard and it can see the two created partitions but it doesn’t know what to do with the large almost 2TB partition.
Does anyone know what I can do to recover the data from the HDD?
Device manager shows everything is OK with the drive.
Disk Management doesn’t give me an option to assign a drive letter, all the options are greyed out, the only option I can choose is to delete the partition.
I’m suspecting the Partition ID got messed up and shouldn’t be 0xa2 but I don’t want to change anything an mess up the drive and lose the data.
I’ve also tried R-studio which can see some files on the HDD but when i use the restore function lots of the files are just 0 in size.
I don’t know what the large partition was originally created as.