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How to get my windows 7 pc to recognize my external hard drive without formattin

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  • Hard Drives
  • Windows 7
  • External Hard Drive
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Last response: in Storage
April 27, 2012 11:24:18 PM

I recently plugged in my external hard drive to my sony vaio intel core i3 windows 7 laptop, and its been a while since i have used it. now the external hard drive wont show up in my computer window. what do i do i have a lot of important info on my hard drive and i would prefer not to format it if at all possible. please help!!!!

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April 28, 2012 2:17:22 AM

Does it show up in disk manage? Is there a partition listed and if so have you tried to just assign a drive letter without formatting?
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May 5, 2012 12:08:41 AM

No it does no show anything.
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