I have an older maxtor 1 touch 200gb external HDD that has data on it, but when it is connected to windows 7, win7 says I must format the HDD before it can be used. How can I access the data on this drive?
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have you tested it on another computer?
yes, just did this - tested it on two other pc's. one a win 7, the other win xp. both have similar symptoms. you hear the little beep that the os discovered the device, and eventuially a drive letter / entry was gen'd in my computer, BUT there is no space info next to it , and when you click on it in my computer, it hangs. i am sure there is data on it.
are they any tools or procedures to get at the data , if only to get it off b4 a format?