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Cannot open External hard drive

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July 11, 2012 1:27:55 PM

Hello,
How do I format a external HD without losing files
July 12, 2012 8:16:41 AM

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 ?
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July 19, 2012 12:00:18 AM

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.
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July 19, 2012 12:11:30 AM

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.
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July 19, 2012 12:21:58 AM

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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