External hd formatted incorrectly

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.

Thanks
3 answers Last reply
More about external formatted incorrectly
Ask a new question

Read More

Windows Explorer Western Digital Storage