How do I fix my Seagate external hard drive is not initialized?

Solution 1. Initialize Disk

  1. Right-click “My Computer” > “Manage” to run Disk Management.
  2. Here, right-click the hard drive and click “Initialize Disk”.
  3. In the dialogue box, select the disk(s) to initialize and choose MBR or GPT partition style.
  4. Select the Non-initialized Drive.
  5. Filter The Files You Want.
  6. Recover Lost Data.

How do I fix my WD external hard drive not initialized?

● Fix 1: initialize WD drive in Disk Management

  1. Right click the “This PC” icon on the desktop and hit the “Manage” option.
  2. Right click on the WD drive that needs initializing and select “Initialize Disk”.
  3. Follow the wizard to initialize the WD drive as MBR or GPT disk.

How do I recover data from an external hard drive that is not initialized?

Procedure 2. Recover Data from the Disk

  1. Select the Non-initialized Drive. The uninitialized partition could be named as “Lost Partition” in the user interface.
  2. Filter The Files You Want. Once the scanning process completes, you can quickly find your lost files by clicking “Filter” and “Search”.
  3. Recover Lost Data.

What happens if I initialize an external hard drive?

Initializing a disk erases everything on it and prepares it for use by Windows, after which you can format it and then store files on it. If your disk already has files on it that you care about, don’t initialize it – you’ll lose all the files.

How can I recover data from uninitialized disk?

3 Proven Methods to Recover Data from an Uninitialized Disk

  1. Method #1: Reinsert the Disk.
  2. Method #2: Use Data Recovery Software.
  3. Method #3: Perform the Disk Initialization Process.

Why is my Seagate external hard drive not being recognized?

If your Seagate external hard drive is detected, the original cable is the cause. If the problem still appears, connect the external hard drive to another USB port. If your computer is desktop, you should make sure that the USB port into which the Seagate external hard drive plugs is on the back of your computer.

How can I recover data from external hard drive?

To recover deleted files from an external hard drive:

  1. Connect an external hard disk to your PC.
  2. Launch Disk Drill for Windows or Mac.
  3. Select your drive from the list.
  4. Click Search for lost data.
  5. Preview files that Disk Drill can retrieve.
  6. Select the files for recovery and click Recover all button.

Why does my computer not recognize external hard drive?

The heavy majority of the time, this is a very simple problem to fix. The most common reason why a computer may not recognize an external hard drive or flash drive is because the external hard drive or flash drive is formatted wrong, or needs updated drivers.

Why my external hard disk cannot be detected?

The most direct reason why an external hard drive is not detected by computer is a broken USB port. You should try to connect the hard drive via another USB port or on another computer. If the USB device not recognized problem is solved, it is the USB port that should be blamed.

Can not initialize external drive?

Cannot Initialize Disk External Hard Drive 1. The disk or external HDD is corrupted due to virus infection 2. The internal hard drive or external hard drive has bad sectors 3. The CMOS setting is wrong 4. More other unknown reasons

Can not access external hard drive?

As explained, you cannot access an external hard drive for many reasons, for most of the time, the consequence results from either a hard drive connection problem or hard drive self corruption.