The error: Disk WD portable hard drive 1tb not recognized or showing up in Windows 10 computer.
Western digital external hard drive 1tb, 1tb, 4tb may not show up in PC due to different causes and here is a simple analysis and quick fix guide for each scenarios.
Here are the details of what could we do when the wd external disk is no longer working on computer.
This may help determine which one is damaged, the pc or the wd external disk. If the wd disk cannot be detected on over several above 3 machines, then it mostly could be told that the disk is damaged.
However, the next job is to determine the damage, physical or logical, since logical damages can be repaired by software (Windows built-in software or other party software) while physical damages can only be repaired by manual service.
In this case, here are three scenarios that you may judge what kind of situation your disk is suffering.
WD disk shows up in disk management as blank or no media
The rest methods are coming as fixes to logical damages on digital devices including your wd disk.
Step 1: Open cmd by pressing Windows icon + R or type 'cmd' once the run window shows up
Step 2: Type 'chkdsk/f/r', or you may type 'chkdsk/f/r *' (* is the drive letter of your wd disk)
CHKDSK /f/r to repair disk
Connect your removable disk to Windows computer such as Windows 10, and then open it under your computer with the following route.
'This PC' -> Right click usb drive/disk -> Property -> Tools -> Error Checking
Repair wd hard disk in Windows 10
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Last updated on Sept 14, 2023