Seagate external hard drive will not open in Windows 10 i do not want to lose all my pictures


Joined
Jan 12, 2018
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Seagate external hard drive not opening in Windows 10. can anyone help? I do not want to lose all my picturs.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Feb 22, 2014
Messages
1,539
Reaction score
322
Unplug both power and USB cable for about 5 minutes. Then reconnect and see if you can access your files. For some reason I loose mine periodically and that is the only way I know to get it back. You may not have the same problem but it is worth a try.

If that fails try connecting the external to another computer.

And if that fails it may be time to take the drive out of the external case. And then either get another external case or connect the drive internally [assuming you have a desktop PC].
 
Joined
Nov 19, 2013
Messages
5,856
Reaction score
1,207
Another idea. It might be a USB 3/USB2 problem Try it in another USB port.
Another:
Right click the Start menu and open "Disk Management"
If you can see the ext there, post a screen shot in this forum thread
 
Last edited:
Joined
Apr 22, 2017
Messages
5,480
Reaction score
683
Did you have it plugged into a different PC and forget to safely remove it from the other PC?. :)
 
Joined
Oct 2, 2014
Messages
1,726
Reaction score
395
Windows 10 has all sorts of issues recognizing my Seagate using the USB 3 port. If it's a USB 3 device, try a regular USB 2 port. Usually rebooting with the drive plugged in to the USB 3 port, Windows will recognize it. In an emergency, the drive inside the enclosure is a regular sata drive, and can be installed in a desktop PC if you break open the enclosure.
 
Joined
Oct 13, 2021
Messages
12
Reaction score
0
type disk management into win search and see if it is listed there.
If it is that means it is available to the system but, the filesystem is not recognised I think. try plugging into different computer
 
Ad

Advertisements

Ad

Advertisements


Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top