I have a WD Passport Ultra 1T that I use to store family pictures etc. It's not my only place of storage, but I haven't stayed consistent in where I put the backups of the backups. (It could take a while to compile and I wouldn't know what specifically I was missing. Not the biggest deal you might say but I have my reasons for having taken these pics and vids in the first place that remain valid)
Anyway, one of my children tried to swipe it (or something) and it unplugged mid file transfer, and then fell 2.5ish feet to the non carpeted floor. Now I am unable to see the drive on my computer, despite that the light is on and the contents are clearly moving with no strange sounds. I can't find any sign of it being recognized anywhere. I even tried to see if it was reassigned a pathway. Not even on the list. I uninstalled the driver and restarted to see if it could reinstall, and it has not. Is there anything else I can do short of sending it to someone to recover files? Looking for constructive suggestions.