How can I save files on ext HD that Windows doesn't see?
by josephfuentes - 2/22/10 3:42 PM
Windows Vista scenario
Summary: HD had its boot sector blown away. Put it in external enclosure. However the HD, in its external encl. is not being recognized by Windows Explorer. Meaning, I go to Win Explorer, My Computer and the drive does not show up. So my question is what FREE software can I use to retrieve my lost files from this HD?
More details: HD is good. PC can see it via CTL PNL->Amin Tools->Computer Mgmt->Disk Mgmt can SEE the HD in the enclosure. It gives it EISA Healthy.
Troubleshots taken: Tried HD on several other different PCs. Same result. (no see HD). Enclosure is good. I put a diffrent HD in it and it worked fine.
So goes back to my original question, what software (FREE) can I use to retrieve my lost files? I do know about Pandora Recovery and Recuva and all those but those software assume you can access the drive. I can't!
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance