my WD my passport essential cannot be opened in my laptop and other p.c it shows that before i can use it it should be reformat but i dont want to reformat it couse my files are all in it what should i do?
You should go try a drive recovery freeware to regain your files, which has helped my friend recover his important files from his “not formatted” drive, just like yours. You should try it! Attention:
1. Do not store any new file on this drive to avoid the original data overwritten by new data, which can make it gone forever.
2. Do not save the recovered data on the same drive in case of recovery failure.
3. Do not forget to format this drive to see whether it could work.
4. Do not forget to back up your important data regularly in the future.