External hard drive detected but cannot access content

  1. Hi all,

    I have a WD external hard drive. Yesterday, when I connected it to my laptop, it was detected but when I tried to access it through my computer, there was no content available. When I looked at its property, I found out the following;

    Used Space: 0 bytes
    Free Space: 0 bytes

    I then went to My Computer > Manage > Disk Management. I found out that the drive is not available in the list.

    Is my hard drive corrupted?

    Would appreciate if anybody out there can help me on this. Thanks
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,684   +153

    "Is my hard drive corrupted?" Most likely yes. Please learn to back up important data on CD, DVD or Blu-Ray media. These type media are non-volatile and are better than solid state memory flash drives


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