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There is a slim chance some top-end data recovery software could help IF it is just a matter of the partition table being corrupted or (not good) there is a problem with the “all-in-one” circuit board.
 
These “all-in-one” named brand external drives are bad news because they combine the drive and the USB circuit boards into only one so that if one dies they both die. When you replace it buy the external case and a standard drive separately (easy to upgrade as well). I have had only 5 drives die in over 35 years of experience as a professional tech.
 
If money is an issue for you could try these freeware programs below.
 
'''''If''''' you read the manual ‘Test Disk” is a good freeware tool for '''partitions''':
 
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
 
It is very “techie” and all text based, thus why studying the manual is important.
 
For just '''specific file type''' recovery “Recuva” can be good. Easier user interface.
 
https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva/download
 
I've used this program successfully many times but it cost money:
 
https://www.partition-recovery.com/produ...
 
It recovers partitions AND files by a raw searching of the entire hard drive.
 
Good luck.

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Edit by: mike ,

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There is a slim chance some top-end data recovery software could help IF it is just a matter of the partition table being corrupted or (not good) there is a problem with the “all-in-one” circuit board.
 
These “all-in-one” named brand external drives are bad news because they combine the drive and the USB circuit boards into only one so that if one dies they both die. When you replace it buy the external case and a standard drive separately (easy to upgrade as well). I have had only 5 drives die in over 35 years of experience as a professional tech.
 
If money is an issue for you could try these freeware programs below.
 
'''''If''''' you read the manual ‘Test Disk” is a good freeware tool for '''partitions''':
 
https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk
 
It is very “techie” and all text based, thus why stu7dyingstudying the manual is important.
It is very “techie” and all text based, thus why stu7dyingstudying the manual is important.
 
For just '''specific file type''' recovery “Recuva” can be good. Easier user interface.
 
https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva/download
 
Good luck.

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Original post by: mike ,

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There is a slim chance some top-end data recovery software could help IF it is just a matter of the partition table being corrupted or (not good) there is a problem with the “all-in-one” circuit board.

These “all-in-one” named brand external drives are bad news because they combine the drive and the USB  circuit boards into only one so that if one dies they both die.  When you replace it buy the external case and a standard drive separately (easy to upgrade as well).  I have had only 5 drives die in over  35 years of experience as a professional tech.

If money is an issue for you could try these freeware programs below.

'''''If''''' you read the manual ‘Test Disk” is a good freeware tool for '''partitions''':

https://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

It is very “techie” and all text based, thus why stu7dying the manual is important.

For just '''specific file type''' recovery “Recuva” can be good.  Easier user interface.

https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva/download

Good luck.

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