The data port on my external WD My Book 1Tb hard drive broke. So I removed the external hard drive from its case and installed it in my Dell Inspiron 3847 Win10 desktop. Windows File Explorer does not display the drive. But, in Windows Disk Management the disk shows up as Disk 1 as expected (Disk 0 is the original hard drive). However, the disk has a status of "Not Initialized". I want to keep the data on this disk, so I do NOT want to re-initialize nor re-format the drive.
Any ideas to keep the disk internally and get the disk to a status of "Online"?
(I know I can buy a new external case or docking station or adapters and continue using it as an external drive, but now that it is physically installed internally, I would like to complete that install with the appropriate s/w config.)