troubleshooting Question

Spare Drive not showing in Windows Explorer

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Windows 7* ToshibaStorage Hardware
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A friend took out a spare SATA drive out of a Toshiba laptop and wanted to see if there were any files on it.
When I add it to a spare system the drive does not come in in Explorer on a Windows 7 system.
It only comes up in Disk Management as Disk 1 and I have included a JPEG of what it shows.

It is showing many Primary Partitions. Does this mean there is nothing on the Drive and it needs to be reformatted or that is not that case and if so, how do I add it so I can see it in Windows Explorer?
Patrick Bogers
Datacenter platform engineer Lindows

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