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- Recover Files from Virus Infected Hard Drive
- Best Free Photo Recovery Software
- Recover Files from Formatted Hard Drive
Hard drive disappeared after Windows 10 update
"Does anyone know how to make the disappeared hard drive to show up again in Windows 10? My computer received the latest Windows 10 update last night, and it automatically installed the update. The problem is that I could not see the second hard drive in File Explorer after the computer restarted. I rebooted the computer but the hard drive still disappeared. Is there a way that can help me to make the disappeared hard drive show up in Windows 10?"
When the hard drive disappeared on Windows computer, you'll not be able to visit and access the saved data. And this will result in data loss, storage space shrinking issue and other more problems. So what can you do when the hard drive disappeared on your PC? If you are facing such a problem, relax! Effective methods are available here to help now.
If it's SSD not showing up in Windows 10, go to the other page to find solutions. In addition, some of the linked page's solutions are also applicable to the HDD disappeared issue, like rescan, initialize, and check hard disk errors...
|Workable Solutions||Step-by-step Troubleshooting|
|Case 1. Hard drive disappeared in Explorer||
Method 1. Run hardware and device troubleshooter...Full steps
Method 2. Perform partition recovery...Full steps
|Case 2. Hard drive disappeared in Disk Management||
Method 1. Update device driver...Full steps
Method 2. Change the drive letter...Full steps
Quick fix hard drive disappeared issue in Windows 10
When hard drive failed to show up on Windows PC, you can try to connect your hard drive with a different USB port to see if it helps or not.
If not, you can also try to connect the hard drive to another computer to check if the issue replicates or not.
If the problem gets solved, you may need to change a new USB cable line or hard drive cable.
If the problem still exists, don't worry. Just follow the next offered methods to fix hard drive disappeared in Windows 10 error now.
Fix hard drive disappeared in File Explorer error
When you open File Explorer, and you cannot view the hard drive partition there, like D drive, E drive, and other data partitions, you can try the next two methods for help.
Method 1. Run hardware and device troubleshooter to fix hard drive disappeared issue
1. Press "Windows + R" keys.
2. Type "control" and press enter to open the control panel.
3. Type "troubleshooting" in the control panel search box and open it.
4. Click "view all" on the left pane.
5. Run the hardware and devices troubleshooter and follow the on-screen instructions.
Method 2. Perform partition recovery with EaseUS Partition Recovery
Windows update deletes a hard drive partition, or you accidentally perform 'Delete Volume...' in Disk Management, the hard drive will be in 'unallocated space' state. Windows 10 will not recognize a hard drive partition showing up as unallocated. You can create a new partition on the unallocated drive to make it show up again. Creating a new hard drive would help Windows system detects the drive as new, but the hard drive data is gone forever.
There are two ways to protect hard drive data from disappearing:  Directly perform a whole partition recovery instead of creating a new one;  Recover hard drive data after creating a new drive. Both ways are meant to rescue data on a disappeared hard hard drive storage, but the former method is more preferred. EaseUS Partition Recovery is able to recover the entire hard drive along with data on it.
Go to the product page and download EaseUS Partition Recovery, and follow the guide to show up a disappeared hard drive as well as data in Windows 10.
Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Recovery on your PC.
Step 2: Wait for the scanning process to complete.
Step 3: Preview and restore lost partition(s).
Double-click on the partition which is marked as "Lost" with "Good" recoverability.
Preview the content of the lost partition. Click "OK" and click "Proceed" to start restoring the lost partition.
Step 4: Click "Recover Now" to finish the partition recovery process.
If you choose to create a new partition on unallocated space and need data recovery afterward, then choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover hard drive data. Being different from Partition Recovery software, using Data Recovery Wizard won't help recover a disappeared hard drive but only data on it.
Fix hard drive disappeared/not showing up in Disk Management
If the hard drive disappeared or failed to show up in Disk Management, the next two steps can easily help you out.
Step 1. Update device drivers in Windows 10
1. Right-click on the Start button and select "Device Manager".
2. Expand one of the categories to find the name of your device, then right-click it, and select "Update Driver".
3. Select "Search automatically for updated driver software".
If Windows doesn't find a new driver, you can try looking for one on the device manufacturer's website and follow their instructions. Otherwise, you can try to reinstall the driver by doing like this:
1. Open Device Manager, right-click the name of the device and this time select "Uninstall device".
2. Restart your PC and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver.
Step 2. Change drive letter of disappeared hard drive
1. Press "Windows + R" keys to bring up the Run dialog.
2. Type "diskmgmt.msc" and press enter to open disk management.
3. The disappeared hard drive can be detected now, right-click on it and select "change drive letter and paths".
4. Click "change" and assign a different drive letter.
5. Save the changes, restart the computer and check again.
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Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.
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