Windows 10: Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright?

Discus and support Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Can one genarally lay down (on one of the 2 biggest expanses) each USB (3 or 2) external hard drive (e.g. WD MyBook, Elements, Seagate Expansion, a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Spoilo, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Spoilo Win User

    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright?


    Can one genarally lay down (on one of the 2 biggest expanses) each USB (3 or 2) external hard drive (e.g. WD MyBook, Elements, Seagate Expansion, a SEAGATE Backup Plus HUB (Backup Plus Hub: Best external hard drive with a USB hub | Seagate US) instead of putting it upright like shown on all images?

    And does it matter if it lays upside down?

    It seems as if the cooling comes from / through the bottom (when standing upright) and the feets are not very high and if the drive stands on a soft underlay the openings might get impermeable.

    :)
     
    Spoilo, Sep 9, 2019
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  2. cobrasl Win User

    External Hard Drive (WD Elements) is visible in PW but not in explorer


    followed steps..

    the partition displayed as below...


    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]


    as advised I selected "list".. and for a long time it was like this..


    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]
     
    cobrasl, Sep 9, 2019
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  3. jumanji Win User
    External Hard Drive (WD Elements) is visible in PW but not in explorer


    The process of reaching the destination is vividly explained here Copying files listed by TestDisk during Recovery : My post #28 here https://www.sevenforums.com/hardware...ml#post2395385 (already mentioned in my post #5 )

    I repeat it here


    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]


    Here I am omitting the screenshots leading to the listing of files in the faulty drive since you already know how to get there.


    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]



    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]



    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]



    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]



    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]




    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]
     
    jumanji, Sep 9, 2019
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  4. cobrasl Win User

    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright?

    External Hard Drive (WD Elements) is visible in PW but not in explorer


    My WD Element HDD is not working after I plug it in to my WDTV unit. I tried to recover my files using PW but I'm unable recover it can anyone please help me..

    How it shows in Explorer


    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]


    but it does not appear in Disk Management


    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]


    HDD is visible in PW


    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]

    Does an external hard disk, e.g. WD Elements, has to stand upright? [​IMG]
     
    cobrasl, Sep 9, 2019
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