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Dropped 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format. Help!

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December 14, 2013 11:22:52 AM

I dropped my 1TB seagate external hard drive. Now it is asking me to format it everytime i plug it in my system.Are all of my files gone?Can the datas be recovered anyway??

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a b G Storage
December 14, 2013 11:30:05 AM

Hello... There are professional recovery companies, what is your price range? they basically take the drive apart and build the platters back into another unit.
Lesson learned here, is to make multi data backups on important data or your personal Work history can be lost in a matter of seconds.
Does the computer show any Data on it at all? and what does it describe the existing format as? is it still spinning? there is Software than can recover some of the DATA, if the format has changed.
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December 14, 2013 11:35:14 AM

I would first try "getdataback" from runtimesoftware. You can try to see if that software can work on it or not. I had a WD 1TB Passport that just stopped being recognized, and everytime I plug it in, it was asking if I want to initialize the disk. I used "getdataback for ntfs" and restored maybe 2/3 of the data.
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December 14, 2013 11:52:21 AM

Ironsounds said:
Hello... There are professional recovery companies, what is your price range? they basically take the drive apart and build the platters back into another unit.
Lesson learned here, is to make multi data backups on important data or your personal Work history can be lost in a matter of seconds.
Does the computer show any Data on it at all? and what does it describe the existing format as? is it still spinning? there is Software than can recover some of the DATA, if the format has changed.


No, m not able to open it so it is not showing any data..just asking to format the drive...And yes it is still spinning.
which software should i use to recover the data??
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December 14, 2013 12:32:11 PM

Sangi92 said:
Ironsounds said:
Hello... There are professional recovery companies, what is your price range? they basically take the drive apart and build the platters back into another unit.
Lesson learned here, is to make multi data backups on important data or your personal Work history can be lost in a matter of seconds.
Does the computer show any Data on it at all? and what does it describe the existing format as? is it still spinning? there is Software than can recover some of the DATA, if the format has changed.


No, m not able to open it so it is not showing any data..just asking to format the drive...And yes it is still spinning.
which software should i use to recover the data??


Even though you can't open it and "format" pop ups, it will most likely appear in the recovery option if you try the software (getdataback) I mentioned.
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a b G Storage
December 15, 2013 4:38:26 AM

Hello... What information does Windows show for it in "DISK MANAGEMENT" on the Drive, at the top of the page, FILE SYSTEM?
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August 28, 2014 7:55:25 AM

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