Today I bought a dual hard drive docking station to attempt to recover files from a hard drive on my old laptop. I am able to see the drive connected in the file explorer but I do not see any files. When I open Disk Management, it tells me the file system for this drive is RAW.
I've read about a couple different ways to go about recovery but wasn't really sure how safe they were or if they would even work so I decided to check here and on the tech support subreddit.
Edit: Also wanted to add that I had to pull the hard drive out because the old laptop is stuck on an infinite loop of attempting automatic repairs and black screening which I think happened when going from Windows 8 to Windows 10, eventually gave up on it and bought a new laptop but kept the old one around just in case.