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Recovery corrupted file from external hard disk

Hello,
Could anyone give me some advice on repairing or recovering data from a HDD external hard drive. I pulled out the USB while transferring some files into it and now when i plug the usb of the external hard drive into the computer it says its corrupted or unreadable, and i get an option to format it, but i dont wanna lose the data in the hard drive. Also, i cant seem to safely remove the hard drive, it says the drive is in use. what should I do? is there any data recovery or repair program i can get?
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  1. senthilraja said:
    Hello,
    Could anyone give me some advice on repairing or recovering data from a HDD external hard drive. I pulled out the USB while transferring some files into it and now when i plug the usb of the external hard drive into the computer it says its corrupted or unreadable, and i get an option to format it, but i dont wanna lose the data in the hard drive. Also, i cant seem to safely remove the hard drive, it says the drive is in use. what should I do? is there any data recovery or repair program i can get?

    try error checking on the ext hdd. right click on the drive from 'my computer' > 'properties' > 'tools' > click 'check now'.
    you can restart your pc and reconnect the ext hdd.
    piriform's recuva is a free data recovery program.
  2. Please verify 2 things 1) If the storage device shows up in my computer and is accessible 2) If the storage device shows up in Disk Management but is in the "unallocated" state.

    Does the drive show up in my computer

    If yes are you able to access it? If no why not? what is the error message given.

    Does the drive show up in disk management?

    If the drive shows up in disk management but it says "unallocated" then the partition will have to be recovered.

    Data Recovery uses specialized hardware-based data recovery tools, coupled with years of experience, to recover data from dead and dying hard drives -- | handsofsupport.com
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