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  1.    09 Sep 2016 #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by simrick View Post
    Just FYI - iCare Data Recovery Pro is free right now. I've used this, and it's pretty good. But, it has to see the drives in order to work.
    It doesnt work
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  2.    09 Sep 2016 #12
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64

    file recovery is not going to work till the computer recognises the hdd's ....when connected are the hdd's spinning , have tried looking in the diskmanger yet as suggested to try in a previous post
    Quote Originally Posted by yahanna View Post
    It doesnt work
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  3.    09 Sep 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
    You should connect one and then look in Disk Management. You may need to assign them a drive letter, assuming they are detected there.
    Good point. I've encountered that a while ago when I was on Win8; was an external drive too. If you hear the HDD spinning and loading, without making any too weird noises, check Disk Management and assign a letter if the disk is seen.
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  4.    09 Sep 2016 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom886 View Post
    First, try to install them in the computer if possible.
    It's the best thing to do. If you still have IDE ports somewhere.
    Or test the usb to ide on a different computer and/or with a different hard drive to make sure it's still working.
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  5.    10 Sep 2016 #15
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    Before you start changing HW and adapters, check if any show up in device manager.
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  6.    12 Sep 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Before you start changing HW and adapters, check if any show up in device manager.
    It doesnt show up in device manager.
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  7.    12 Sep 2016 #17
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    Are they 3,5" drives ? Do you have power to them and I don't mean just USB ?
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  8.    12 Sep 2016 #18
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    Windows 10 Home, Version 1607 (Build 10.0.14393)

    Sorry, but it is very difficult to help you when you don't give more information.
    We still don't know what kind of computer you use, we don't know your system specs and last, what hold you back to install the disks in your computer to test whether they are fine?

    Cheers
    Tom
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  9.    12 Sep 2016 #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Are they 3,5" drives ? Do you have to power them and I don't mean just USB ?
    Theyre 2.5" drives for notebooks. They have no external power since theyre notebook drives.
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  10.    12 Sep 2016 #20
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    OK I'm going to ask a stupid question
    You have 2 2.5" drives for notebooks
    But is your computer a notebook?
    Maybe it isn't and that's why you are not addressing installing your 2.5" drives into your computer?
    Please help us out here.

    EDIT: "test the usb to ide on a different computer and/or with a different hard drive to make sure it's still working" is mentioned in post 14.
    --- Is that possible for you?
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