Having decided that I no longer needed my 1TB WD MyBook external harddrive to be portable, I disassembled it and connected it as an internal drive on my Windows 7 PC. However, it did not show up in Windows Explorer. When I opened Disk Management, I could see the partition was marked "unallocated", and I was prompted to choose a partition style before I could use the disk:
Unclear of what the consequences of this action would be, I reluctantly chose "OK". I thought choosing "MBR" would somehow make the drive readable again. Unfortunately, it didn't. I realized the drive was encrypted, and read online that using the original USB-to-SATA bridge from the case would make the harddrive readable again. I tried this, and still no -- the partition is still unallocated. I fear the worst; I desperately need my data back!
How can I make the drive readable again?