Can you retrieve files from a broken external hard drive Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive Storage Last response: October 13, 2011 1:43 PM in Storage Share dannyhillman October 13, 2011 6:08:38 AM I have dropped my external hard drive on a tiled floor.When I plug the hard drive in now my computer sees the hard drive but when I click into it it tells me that it needs formatting. Can I retrieve the files that were on the drive and how? More about : retrieve files broken external hard drive | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove yasir siddiqui October 13, 2011 8:09:38 AM Don't format, attach your external hdd with internal hdd and use this software. I hope you will be get all your data back.. GetDataBack V4.21 http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm | Report abuse dannyhillman October 13, 2011 1:43:42 PM Many thanks I'll give it a go now | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Can you retrieve files from a broken external hard drive> Related ressources: ForumHow to retrieve files from broken external hard drive ForumBroken Computer/ Trying to retrieve Files ForumCan you retrieve deleted files from external hard drive ForumHow to retrieve files from external hard drive with input output errors ForumRetreiving files off of external hard drive ForumHow To Retrieve the data from my external hard drive when the external port is d ForumHow to retrieve information from a broken external hard drive ForumNeed to fix a broken external hard drive ForumHow to Backup or Retrieve Corrupt external usb Hard Drive Data? ForumHow do I retrieve movie files after I cut and pasted them to hard drive ? ForumWays to retrieve data from an external hard drive at home ForumBroken External Hard Drive ForumHow to retrieve data from an external hard drive and transfer to a new computer ForumHow to retrieve files transferred to an unformatted external hard drive Forum4tb hdd is being read as 2tb hdd ForumBroken usb connector on external hard drive ForumCan i add a drive to raid 5 on m5a97 evo ForumProperly ejecting an external SATA hard drive Forum[Solved] 1 external hard drive for 2 pc's? ForumHow can i remove a write protect from my flash memory More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !