I have an 1TB WD my passport hard disk(HD). I connected that HD to my laptop this morning and it didn't show in My Computer. After trying for several times, I went to disk management, and as soon as it opened it said I need to initialize my disk.
What does initialize exactly means? If I need to initialize which option do I need to choose MBR or GPT? Will I be able to recover my data after initializing the HD by using recovery tools like recuva or any other?