external hard drive

I pulled a hard drive out of a laptop and connected to my pc through a drive case. The drive doesnt pop up in Windows explorer but I can see it in disk management and device manager. It says that it is a healthy GPT Partition. How can I access the data on this drive?
zelfanetAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Since you can see it in Disk Management, make sure that it has a drive letter assigned. This EE article was more geared towards removing drive letters, but it also explains how to add them:
Running Out of Drive Letters?

You may safely ignore the introduction at the article — I was just having a little fun. :)  Regards, Joe
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response, but when I right click and attempt to change drive letter everything is greyed out except for 'help'.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Does Disk Management show the partitions (like the first screenshot in my article)?

When you right-click, is the Properties item clickable? If so, click on it and look in the General tab — does it say that the device is working properly? Then click the Volumes tab — does it show the volumes?
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
It does look like that, it does say thatit's working properly. Keep in mind that this is a GPT Partition..
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Even if your system is an MBR system, it should be able to view a GPT partition, although there are reports of problems, such as this one:
http://www.forensicfocus.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=11431/

Note that the author claims to have spoken with Microsoft directly (copied here under "Fair Use"): "Microsoft says an MBR partitioned OS should be able to treat a GPT partitioned hard drive as an external data drive just fine."

So it shouldn't matter, but for the record, are you trying to read it on an MBR or GPT system?
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
GPT
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arnoldCommented:
The hard drive, make and model? It might be secured through tpm, or other means and is only writeable in the system from which it came.
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
It's a HGST   HTS541010A7E630
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Pictures speak louder than words.  Can you post a screen shot and someone may be able to answer you instantly with what's going on...
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zelfanetAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys! I followed the advice here: https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28101990/How-can-I-get-data-from-a-working-hard-drive-marked-GPT-protective-partition.html and connected it directly to my desktop system and it worked.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Great news! Thanks for letting us know what worked. Regards, Joe
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