I have been backing up files to an second HDD internal to my laptop, including system image backups. We will call this the D drive.
Today my main SSD with Windows failed, so I went and bought a new SSD and re installed Windows - however I cannot access any of the files on the D drive. It says the the D drive needs to be formatted. So - I would love to be able to restore my new C drive from the image on the D drive. Why doesn't Windows recognize the D drive (that was working fine prior to the SSD failing).
Again, the specific error is: You need to format the disk before you can use it.
Am I missing something very obvious?