Solved: external hard drive/slave drive recovery

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TyStone72

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hi guys. the external hard drive, here at work, cannot be detected by any of the computers. my thoughts are that the data was wiped clean. i've removed the hard drive from the case and installed it onto my computer as a slave drive. a) how can i view if these files still exist. and b) if they are missing, can you recommend a software recovery program?
 

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If it's attached to your computer, you should be able to see any files that are on the drive via my computer / computer (depending on which version of Windows).

As for recovery, Seagate has a program that will show you what might be recoverable. I'm not sure if they charge for the first part or not, but, once you see what can be recovered, the next part of the software is not free.
 

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You're welcome. If you would share your solution, that will help others in the future.
 

TyStone72

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basically what i did is put the drive in my computer as a slave drive. to view the slave drive i had to create a partition and then format. at which point you can map the drive. in my case i used 'T' for my first name. so once 'my computer' was able to read the T drive, i downloaded a recovery program from the internet and started to do a search for lost data. within 5 minutes it had already found over 700 files. then you have the option to purchase the prgram or not. i didn't. i will probably purchase one from a store or download a different one.
 
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