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My HP 1TB external HDD stoped working. I was unable to find a service center in my area because it was bought from an online shopping site and some them rejected to service because it was an external HDD and it was out off warranty.

So I planed to check it my self and I opened it and found a Western Digital HDD inside and I connected it to my Windows 7 PC and it asked for initialization and initialize it. But none of my data was found is there any possibility to get my data back.

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Before I did anything, I'd try it with a linux box, since they use a different NTFS implimentation. I'd also try imaging the drive if possible before trying any data recovery – Journeyman Geek Jun 30 '13 at 12:34
OK Let's try. @journeyman-geek – Avin Varghese Jun 30 '13 at 12:36
10 years of data is stored in this HDD. – Avin Varghese Jun 30 '13 at 12:37
In which case doing an image of the entire drive with gddrescue would also be a good idea. And in future, have a duplicate of anything important! – Journeyman Geek Jun 30 '13 at 12:38

Try Piriform's Recuva - good undelete-ing software. It's free.

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Should i create new partitions, Currently it is not showing any patritions @matan129 – Avin Varghese Jun 30 '13 at 12:29
Hm, I misunderstood the question then, I thought you have formatted the drive. Just to be sure, can you post a screenshot of your "My Computer" window? – matan129 Jun 30 '13 at 12:32
Currently it's not the this HDD in "MY Computer". – Avin Varghese Jun 30 '13 at 12:34
Wait. You said that the "data wasn't found" on the drive. How could you know it's not there if it doesn't show up in My Computer? It's not clear to me. – matan129 Jun 30 '13 at 12:37
Also, id the data is very important to you, I strongly recommend you to take the drive to a professional data restoration service. Better safe then sorry, although you can probably restore the data yourself. – matan129 Jun 30 '13 at 12:40

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