Why does it say my WD external drive needs formatting Tags: Western Digital External Drive External Hard Drive Windows Vista Last response: July 25, 2012 2:25 AM in Windows Vista Share bonniesadler July 20, 2011 9:04:17 PM I have files on my external hard drive and when trying to open it up, it asks me to format the drive, but also says I could lose my files, what should I do More about : external drive formatting livebriand July 21, 2011 9:55:47 PM Perhaps the drive hasn't been formatted yet - new ones sometimes are preformatted, but other times aren't. Assuming your files aren't on it, format the drive. m 0 l GOPINATHAN July 25, 2012 2:25:41 AM bonniesadler said:I have files on my external hard drive and when trying to open it up, it asks me to format the drive, but also says I could lose my files, what should I do m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Why does it say my drive needs formatting when i connect a sata hard disk to a u Forum SolvedHow do i get files off my external hard drive when it says it needs formatting Forum How do i open the external hard drive when it says it needs formatting. Forum How do i recover files from an external hard drive when it says it needs formatting Forum How do i get files off my external hard drive when it says it needs formatting Forum SolvedHow can I fix my External Hard Drive that says it needs to be formatted? Forum Solvedhow to combine fragmented files that are recovered from a external drive that says it needs to be formated Forum External Hard drive Lacie does not accept Format, says write protected Forum Solvedmy computer does not recognize by my external wd drive, how do I get my files off of this drive Forum SolvedMy wd external drive does not seem to have power? Forum Why does my computer want me to format my external hard drive Forum Solvedwhen instaling drive my computre say my computer does not meet the menimum require ment why so? Forum SolvedDoes my external hard drive need to be formatted to be recognized.... Forum Samsung external hard drive says needs formatted Forum SolvedCannot recover data from formated WD Pasport external hard drive Forum What format does my files on my external hard drive need to be to play on my portable DVD player Forum How to format a write protect WD external hard drive/disk Forum Solvedwhy does my external hard drive reports the error "G:\ is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable." Forum Wen I put my pen drive into the computer an it says it needs formatting but that will wipe it. Forum How can i recover my files in WD external drive disk when it says reformat it before you can use it Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows Vista categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !