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External hd formatted incorrectly

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February 16, 2010 9:32:55 PM

I was using my WD passport on a mac and forgot to eject it properly. So now it is apparently broken. It shows up in windows explorer, but when I click on it there's a long pause and I am informed that it needs to be reformatted before I can use it. This isn't possible, because there's valuable data on there (my music library, around 300 GBs). I found a data restoration program that works, but there has to be an easier solution, maybe a program that allows me to access the hd and fix whatever is wrong with it from within. I'm not really sure about this stuff though.

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