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Wd hard drive not working at all

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Hey...

i am facing problem with my Wd hard drive. It is not working at all when i connect it with my computer or laptop the light blinks just once but the device is not recognised on the computer. I tried all the tools n youtube videos but non of the solution works i can feel the drive is spinning and its not dead... i gave my drive to few software engineers but unfortunately they were unable to recover my data.. anybody who can guide me i jus want to recover my precious data 

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@Aviator-umair 

Unfortunately, you're telling us nothing useful about the drive other than it does not work.

 

If the drive does not spin up, NO ONE is going to recovery anything from it.

 

If the drive does spin up, then it's more likely a file system error and those can be bypassed to do SOME data recovery.

 

You will need another drive large enough to hold the files and folders you want to recover because you can't recover them to the old drive.

Your best bet for recovering data now is to do the following:
1) Download and install this utility on a working PC http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/recover_data_in_3_steps_with_minitool_power_data_recovery_free_...
2) Connect the old drive, the one with the files and folders you want to recover, to the working PC
3) Connect something to that PC to hold the recovered files
4) Run the data recovery utility to see what can be retrieved from the old drive.

If that tool does not find what you need, an alternative is Recuva http://www.piriform.com/recuva

And, if that does not work well, the best tool out there is this one, but only the demo version is free https://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm



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