i have to format my external hard disk, but cant made a back up of the files

hi!
i have a big problem :(somehow my externala hard disk wont open and the computer give sme the only optionof "formating" the disk... i dont have any back up and i dont want to erase my files :( is there a way to make the back up without directly accessing the disk (because i cant open the disk from the normal explorer) or any other suggestions to keep my files and be able to access them?
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  1. http://www.piriform.com/recuva
    try running this see if it fix your drive so you can get your files back.
  2. smorizio said:
    http://www.piriform.com/recuva
    try running this see if it fix your drive so you can get your files back.


    i tried, by selecting the external hardware... but it says "path does not exist" :(, another suggestion?
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