Cannot open External hard drive

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How do I format a external HD without losing files
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  1. fnyoong said:
    Hello,
    How do I format a external HD without losing files


    Your post title says you can't open (access) the drive. So you won't be able to format it. So what is the error you receive ?
  2. ksiemb said:
    Your post title says you can't open (access) the drive. So you won't be able to format it. So what is the error you receive ?



    Formatting the hard disk will cause you to lose data.
  3. If you need to reformat a hard drive and want files off it plug it in as a slave on another computer first and copy the files off. There are some neat usb adapters that allow a hard drive to be connected for file transfer.
  4. ktownmike said:
    If you need to reformat a hard drive and want files off it plug it in as a slave on another computer first and copy the files off. There are some neat usb adapters that allow a hard drive to be connected for file transfer.


    can you give the name of the USB adapter that can do this?
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