Windows 10: RAW external hard drive after making it internal

  1.    29 Mar 2016 #1

    RAW external hard drive after making it internal


    So here's what happened. I've decided to make my 1TB WD external HDD to aninternal one, I connected it internally using SATA, booted up Windows, and found it wasn't displayed in my computer.

    I tried to assign a drive letter and initialize it, make it active but it stays at a RAW format.

    Tried partition recovery wizard but I'm not sure what to recover. When I double click the first in the list, it doesn't bring up anything. I can only double click with the ones with label - see screenshots.

    No, I haven't click format the drive yet.
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  2.    30 Mar 2016 #2

    If no data is on the drive, just format it. Same thing happened to my buddy. Plug in using USB cable, works fine, plug in computer, read RAW. Reformatting the drive was the only fix for us.

    If important data is on it, you may want to hook it back up into the external casing and connect externally before doing this. Don't want to lose critical files.
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