How to repair external drive without losing data Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive External Drive Storage Last response: March 7, 2012 4:08 AM in Storage Share stevemtac March 6, 2012 9:43:25 PM Hello, my external hard drive is saying i need to format it when i plug it in have i lost all my material that was on there? More about : repair external drive losing data zedfighter March 6, 2012 10:32:19 PM Try TestDisk, it has worked great for me before. http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk cm0scm0s March 7, 2012 4:08:11 AM crack it open and take out the hdd plug in in ur esata orsata or ide and see what it says then could be a faulty controller Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to switch boot drive to SSD without losing data? Forum how to formate dvd drive without losing any data Forum How to re form a second hard drive without losing data Forum How to re form a second hard drive without losing data Forum C drive full how can I extend without losing data on d partition Forum SolvedNeed help in shrinking drive without losing data or formatting Forum Convert Raid 0 array from internal to external without losing data? Forum SolvedHow do I shrink a windows 7 partition without losing data? Forum SolvedHow do I reformat a Buffalo external HD without losing files from it? Forum Formatting external storage device from raw to ntfs 7 without losing data Forum Can I reformat a hard drive without losing my data Forum SolvedCan vista be formatted without losing data in C drive Forum how to fix system 32 config file which is corrupted, without reinstalling whole windows through PENDRIVE without losing data Forum how can I install windows 8.1 without losing data Forum SolvedHow to format hard drive without losing it Forum Is there any way to convert Dynamic Drive to Basic without losing data Forum Is there any way to convert Dynamic Drive to Basic without losing data Forum Old HDD. How to "disinfect" and install into new Comp without losing data. Forum Remove one hard drive from raid 0 without losing data? Forum how to downgrade windows 8.1 to windows 8 without losing my files on Drive C?. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !