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Formatting external harddrive that already has data

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February 2, 2013 6:21:12 PM

I've used my toshiba external harddrive for a couple years and have important data stored on it, but now when I try to use it, a window pops up that says it needs formatted for it to be used. Will formatting it erase the data on it? How can I fix this?
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February 3, 2013 6:57:53 AM

Formatting will indeed destroy data. Try the drive on a different PC.
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