Unable to access data in external hard drive

Hello, I use an external hard drive to off load my C drive and store my music and stuff every so often. Yesterday I stored some files. Then as I continued The computerwas unable to access the External drive and reported files corrupted. Drive to be formatted. How can I retrieve my data? Repair the drive ?
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  1. winston-64 said:
    Hello, I use an external hard drive to off load my C drive and store my music and stuff every so often. Yesterday I stored some files. Then as I continued The computerwas unable to access the External drive and reported files corrupted. Drive to be formatted. How can I retrieve my data? Repair the drive ?

    if the device is out of warranty i would pull the drive first and see if the drive was the issue or the interface board inside. most time it the board and not the drive. if the drive is readable but the data still not there you can try
    http://www.piriform.com/recuva/builds
  2. Thanks- I eventually reformatted the drive and started over again all is fine now....Yes I lost some files.....such is life pick up the pieces and start over...

    Thank you for the advice and the web site to make in all happen..God bless
  3. When you delete files or folders from your computer or other devices and if you want to recover successful use the a third party windows data recovery software. Many data recovery software available online. One of best windows data recovery software download here : http://windowsdatarecovery-software.blogspot.in
  4. http://www.squidoo.com/format-recovery

    This one helped me restore my accidentally formatted external western digital that I use it for backup. The formatting was done by mistake.

    I think this one would help you too.


    Next time, when you do formatting, think twice before you take action.
  5. andson2get said:
    http://www.squidoo.com/format-recovery

    This one helped me restore my accidentally formatted external western digital that I use it for backup. The formatting was done by mistake.

    I think this one would help you too.


    Next time, when you do formatting, think twice before you take action.

    Yes! This freeware is really free and efficient.
    Yesterday, my little sister accidentally formatted my Nikon digital camera. All of my photos seemed gone. However, I found this freeware in this forum and tried it to take a chance. Finally, the result proved that I had made a right decision. Now, I have recovered all of my pictures back.
    Thanks very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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