Windows 10: WD Hard Drive under Devices and Drives in This PC

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    Windows 10

    Windows 10: WD Hard Drive under Devices and Drives in This PC

    Despite the fact that my Hard Drive is working properly, as noted by the device manager, it doesn't show up under Devices and Drives and I don't know how to access the files inside the Hard Drive.
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    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    Hi Naitik, welcome to TF.
    Have you tried looking in Device Manager and Disk Management ?
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    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2

    As stated, go to Start/Search and type diskmgmt.msc, right click the diskmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Disk Management window in the lower pane, does your drive show up? If it is healthy and partitioned, but doesn't have a drive letter, then right click it and choose Change Drive Letter or Paths. Choose a drive letter not being used.
    If it says it is Unallocated Space, then the files are lost and you will need to use Data Recovery software like the Free TestDisk program you will need another drive of the same size or larger to restore your files to.
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