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Help external hard drive not showing in my computer

WD external HDD stopped showing in my computer. It does show in device manager under Disk drives and it shows under the USB as USB mass storage. What can I do to have it show again in my computer so I can access my data on it? I have tried disabling it from the disk drive and the mass storage under device manager and then restarting the computer but no luck still does not show under my computer only in the device manager. I have also tried connecting the external HDD to another computer and the same thing happens. It will only show in the device manager. I am at a loss and I have extremely important data on the external drive. Begging for assistance...

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This sounds familiar.

Look in the Cnet Storage Forums at the post marked LOST AND FOUND for free titles to see if you can get your data back.

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Does it allow you the option ...

of assigning it a drive letter in Disk Management?

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