shmu26

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Hard Disk is not identified by file managers in Windows or Linux
Steps taken, but have been unsuccessful?
I tried Gparted, CloneZilla, and MiniTool Partition Wizard, but none of them can see the disk.
Terminal commands in Linux fail to list the disk.
I did not perform any actions yet on the disk because I don't want to make matters worse, especially as I couldn't figure out a way to clone the disk before experimenting with it.
I pulled a HDD out of an old Windows 7 computer that died. It has the OS and data on it.
I added it as an additional hard disk in a working Windows 10 computer, connecting it by SATA.
Windows Disk Manager says the disk needs to be initialized.
I don't care so much about the disk itself, but I would like to recover the data.
 

shmu26

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Have you tried this?
I downloaded it but didn't try it yet. It requires the disk to be initialized, which, according to most sources I read, will cause data loss. I hesitate to do something that might cause irreversible data loss.
 
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