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It does not contain a recognized file system

Every now and then when i plug the external hardrive in to my computer it tells me to format the drive. I dont want to lose my information on the external hard drive all the time.

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This is usually caused because the system did not originally format the drive. It seems to be a common problem with external drives that are moved from computer to computer.I had a similar problem with one of my sons external hard drives, yet I was able to copy four or 5 GB of data to it, with no problems.I have an external hard drive myself and so far I have not had this problem, as I use it on both my workstation laptop.This might be something worthwhile to research.Hope this helpsregards

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if the drive works on your main computer e.g. workstation. Check the properties in computer management to see what type of format the drive is in. I had a similar problem with my sons external drive and I just ignored the warning, but it still worked.I hope this helpsregards

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