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After removing my WD external drive from it's enclosure and putting it in my computer, as an internal, I have come to the realization that my hard drive shows up as unallocated. I've actually researched this quite a bit and It turns out there's nothign wrong with my drive other than WD had some crazy encryptions system on the Sata to USB adapter in the enclosure. I tried to use data recovery software but I was only able to recover the stupid CD emulation software that creates a second drive when you plug in the hard drive. Should I put it back in the adapter which I saved just in case? how would I make it internal without crapping out?
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I had the same issue with a wd drive from an enclosure. If i recall correctly i done a MBR repair and it fixed it, With no data loss. However i would let some other people chime in before doing anything regarding that.

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I had the same issue with a wd drive from an enclosure. If i recall correctly i done a MBR repair and it fixed it, With no data loss. However i would let some other people chime in before doing anything regarding that.

WD drives are formatted as MBR?
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I had the same issue with a wd drive from an enclosure. If i recall correctly i done a MBR repair and it fixed it, With no data loss. However i would let some other people chime in before doing anything regarding that.

I went ahead and tried to MBR repair, it yielded no results yet I'm sure that it didn't screw up anything in the long run. I know the files are still there, which is really dissapointing.
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