I have been handed a usb HDD to see if i can get it working. Basically it was working now he cannot access it. I have tried to get it to work but no avail. It has its own power supply. I power it up, plug the usb cable in to my pc(and various other) it starts to load the usb drivers etc and gives the old ding dong sound. Now once it has installed i cannot find it. My computer shows no sign of it ,it doesn't go through the usual AUTOPLAY feature. BUT!! if i goto device manager it is there in black and white and no problems found. The HDD is a maxtor 6Y120LO, diamondmax plus 9. He has alot of personal and work related files on this drive and doesn't want to lose it. Any advice on how to be able to retrieve these files and then bin the drive.