If your hard drive is showing up as uninitialized in Disk Management, it likely means that the disk is either new and hasn't been formatted yet or there is a problem with the disk.
Here are a few steps that you can take to troubleshoot the issue and recover your files:
1. Check the connection: First, make sure that the hard drive is properly connected to your computer. If it's an external hard drive, try a different USB port or cable. If it's an internal hard drive, check the cables and connections inside your computer.
2. Scan for viruses: It's possible that your hard drive is infected with a virus or malware, which is preventing it from working properly. Scan your computer with a reputable antivirus program to rule out this possibility.
3. Use data recovery software: If your hard drive is still not working properly, you may need to use data recovery software to recover your files. There are many free and paid programs available that can help you recover data from a damaged or corrupted hard drive.
4. Try initializing the disk: If you are still unable to access your files, you may need to initialize the hard drive in Disk Management. However, keep in mind that initializing the disk will erase all data on the disk, so be sure to recover your files first.
Once you have recovered your files, you may be able to reformat the hard drive and use it again. If the hard drive continues to have issues, it may be time to replace it.