Closed How to access external hard drive when it needs to be formatted Tags: Hard Drives How To External Hard Drive Storage Last response: February 23, 2012 10:57 PM in Storage Share naubaharkhan November 18, 2010 1:55:11 AM Hello, how to access external hard drive when it says, needs to be formatted first? More about : access external hard drive formatted | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Best solution anort3 Storage Expert November 18, 2010 5:18:13 AM Go to Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management. Then format and you are ready to go. | Report abuse Mousemonkey February 23, 2012 10:57:26 PM Best answer selected by mousemonkey. | Report abuse Mousemonkey February 23, 2012 10:57:27 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>How to access external hard drive when it needs to be formatted> Related ressources: ForumPC states Hitachi external drive needs to be formatted , up until now, it worked ForumCannot access or format External Hard Drive (WD My Book Essential) ForumExternal hd says it needs to be formatted ForumI can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not able to access it ForumI can see my external hard drive in device manager, but not able to access it ForumBuffalo external hard drive is asking to be formatted ForumAccess external hard drive windows 7 ForumHow to repair n format your external hard drive ForumCan't get my RAW external hard drive formatted please Help ForumDeleted partitions and then formatted - Need to reverse to access data ForumDoes my external hard drive need to be formatted to be recognized.... ForumI may have formatted my external hard drive ...HELP ForumHow to access external hard disk when it is not detecting ForumUnable to access external hard drive . ForumHow do i get files off my external hard drive when it says it needs formatting Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumHard drive won't read? Forum[Solved] 3TB Hard Drives in the UK? ForumUnable to boot a IDE hard drive connected with an ide to usb cable ForumExternal hard disk without power cord More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !