Failed to Detect Devices in MyRecover.

MyRecover Post By MyRecover Updated March 26, 2024

Introduction

With the powerful data recovery program MyRecover, we can easily scan and recover lost data. It supports quick& deep scan and file recovery for NTFS, FAT, and FAT32 file systems. Only deep recovery is supported for non-NTFS, FAT, and FAT32 file systems. And, data recovery for USB removable devices with NTFS, FAT, and FAT32 file systems, data recovery for the Recycle Bin, data scan and recovery for partitions without a drive letter, dynamic volumes, Bitlocker-encrypted partitions are all supported.

However, some devices might still not be detected in MyRecover. In this article, we will show you why some devices are not recognized and how to make them detectable.

Why it Failed to Detect Devices in MyRecover

In general, there are 3 situations in which MyRecover fails to detect some devices. You can enter into Windows Disk Management to check the drive status. To enter into Windows Disk Management, please press the key combination "Win+R" and then enter "diskmgmt.msc".

1. A drive is only with unallocated space. If the drive is only with unallocated space, there is no drive letter assigned to the drive. It will be unable to detect the drive in Windows File Explorer or MyRecover.

Unallocated space

2. A drive is not initialized. If a drive is uninitialized, the drive will be displayed as "Unknown" and "Not Initialized". For this kind of drive, it will be impossible to use it directly. In this case, it will be also unable to detect this kind of uninitialized drive in MyRecover.

Not Initialized Disk

3. A drive is not recognized in Windows Disk Management. If the drive cannot even be recognized in Windows Disk Management, it will be unable to be detected in MyRecover.

How to Make a Drive Detectable in MyRecover

For the above 3 situations, there are different solutions.

1. In the first situation, you can try to right-click the unallocated space and select "New Simple Volume" to create a new partition/volume on it and then refresh the drives in MyRecover. Then, the drive can be detected in MyRecover.

New Simple Volume

2. In the second situation, you can try to right-click the disk and then select "Initialize Disk". Once the drive is initialized, there will be a drive letter assigned. Please refresh the drives in MyRecover. Then, the drive can be detected in MyRecover.

Initialize Disk

3. In the last situation, the drive is even not recognized in Windows Disk Management. The USB cable or the connector might be damaged. You can try to exchange a new USB cable or try to connect the drive through another connector. The port in the rear of the computer case is recommended. Once the drive is recognized in Windows Disk Management, it will be detected in MyRecover so it is able to scan and recover data on it.