Data Recovery from undetected Seagate external hard drive?

If your Seagate external hard drive is not detected on the computer, it means that either the device has malfunctioned or there are some issues with the USB cable. In case, if you are unable to resolve the issue, then we recommend you recover data from an undetected Seagate external hard drive using professional data recovery services. In this post, we have mentioned some of the best solutions that can help you in recovering data from an undetected Seagate external hard drive. We will also discuss how to fix an undetected Seagate external hard drive. So, let’s get started!

There are many reasons why your Seagate external hard drive becomes undetected on Windows systems such as virus infection, bad sectors in disk partition, and more. However, before moving forward towards how to recover data from undetected Seagate external hard drives let us first understand what happens when your device gets undetected and what causes it to become undetectable on Windows PC/laptop.

If your device is connected successfully with a working USB port of the computer then default drivers installed in Operating System (OS) will recognize it automatically. Moreover, OS will start loading necessary files for file system recognition like MBR (Master Boot Record) & Partition table, which helps OS, recognize partitions stored in an internal memory of HDD (Hard Disk Drive). After successful detection of partitions inside HDD OS starts reading all files present inside each partition one-by-one which results in faster file access speed while opening any particular file stored inside HDD.

A solution to fix Seagate hard drive not detected

Try Different USB Port

The first thing you need to do is try connecting your device with different USB ports on your computer or laptop. Sometimes it happens that only one port doesn’t work while other ports are fine so if there is any problem with a particular USB port then changing it might resolve the issue. Also, check whether there is any loose connection between your device and computer or laptop as sometimes due to loose connections people face such issues where their devices become undetectable on their computers or laptops.

Enable “Show Hidden Devices”

If you are experiencing problems with your Seagate hard drive showing as “hidden,” follow these steps to make it visible on the computer:

1) Go to the “Search bar” and enter Run (this could be located under menu File > Search). 

2) Enter ‘devmgmtmsc’ into the search field at top of the page

3.) Click OK

4) Open device manager by clicking View and then select Show hidden

6) If any greyed out entries exist; then right-click and uninstall

7) Restart your computer

8) Try connecting again

USB root hub

To resolve an issue where your external hard drive is not being detected when attached to a USB hub, you can try enabling the USB root hub. These steps are as follows:

  1. Go to the Search icon and open ‘Run’
  2. Type devmgmt.MSC into the search bar at the top left corner or click Start to open device manager
  3. Right-click on USB Root Hub -> select properties -> and then power management. Uncheck the pointer and “Allow the computer to turn off the device to save power”.
  4. Repeat the uncheck method for all the enduring USB Root Hubs.
  5. Restart the computer and check if the issue has been resolved.

If you are unable to resolve this issue by utilizing the above methods, then try professional data recovery services.

Seek Data Recovery Services

If the problem is due to hardware damage, then approach the Seagate Hard Drive Recovery service provider. They will help you recover all of your data from undetected Seagate external hard disk with the help of a professional data recovery service. Their expert team can recover up to 100% of data with safety and security.

The company is certified under ISO 9001 and 27001 for providing 100% safe services with guaranteed results. With over 10 thousand successful recoveries from Seagate external hard drives alone (and more than 27 years combined experience), they are confident about their ability not just to find data but restore your precious files back onto their original format. They have 15 branches across India. You can approach the nearest branch for the data recovery requirements.

Related posts

Launch Your Multi-Service Business with Gojek Clone

The modern market is a lot different from what it used to be. With the convenience of smartphones…
Read more

13 Remarkable Data Recovery Resources For Windows And Mac

Picture this. You have an urgent presentation to make. And just when you’re about to finish it…
Read more

Here Are Some Important Facts That You Should Know About Smart TVs

How much do you know about smart TVs? Crazy buyers often make impulsive purchases without getting…
Read more
Become a Trendsetter

Sign up for Softrop Daily Digest and get the best of Softrop, tailored for you.