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External Seagate in Disk Management - Not in File Explorer

I know there are a million posts about this issue, but I haven't come across one that fixed my issue and I really don't want to have to shell out a ton of money recovering my data.

Running Windows 10 on an Asus K55N and connecting a Seagate Free Agent Go Flex Desk 2TB external drive.

When I connect the drive, it shows in Disk Management and the Safely Remove Hardware icon, but I can't get it to populate in File Explorer. I have not tested on another computer, but I have tested with a different USB cable and was able to connect two other external drives. I did the trial of the Seagate Recovery Suite and was able to see all my files listed, I was just hoping to not have to pay to recover the data (if that's what it boils down to, so be it).

I ran some Seagate diagnostics and everything passed except the error portion (33 errors currently). I will attach some pictures from my Disk Management screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

https://goo.gl/photos/BwtAUkqdg8yDDcBo7
https://goo.gl/photos/oEQxveQkKoCTzGN46
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  2. Have you noticed that your 2 TB HDD (apparently the Seagate external HDD) has not been assigned a drive letter in Disk Management? It's an annoying glitch in the Windows OSs that's been present far too long. Anyway, assign a drive letter to the 2 TB partition and the drive should be detected in the system for access.
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