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How can I recover my files after I drop my external hard drive?

I drop my external hard drive on floor, and now it stop working, but I can still hear it making noises. I was thinking of maybe replace the external hard drive enclosure, to see if that would help fixing and getting to work. Or try to recover my files and save them. How can I do that?

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You can recover lost files from dead or formatted external hard drive, visit this guide
Recover files from external hard drive

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First of all - STOP using your WD drive immediately! If you continue using the disk drive, you significantly increase the risk that the files you want to recover will be lost forever due to overwritten. Every new file or action will take up more "free space" and reduce your chances of retrieving your deleted files from WD. So really, you need to act quickly.

The next step - get a good HDD data recovery software to retrieve the data as most as possible.

Learn more from: http://www.western-digital-data-recovery.com/

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Your Hard Drive is physically damaged. Possibility of its recovery can still happen. Stellar Data Recovery Online Consultation can guide you in this.

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    Your Hard Drive is physically damaged. Possibility of its recovery can still happen. Stellar Data Recovery Online Consultation can guide you in this.

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You should never be so careless again when you use hard drive with much important data. Moreover, to avoid many unexpected situations, also learn to prepare several copies of everything useful on different drives or locations.
But, now, plunge this drive to your computer and use external drive data recovery software to rescue your lost files back.
To know more detailed data recovery steps, just follow this video tutorial to go on:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itTkHioGt9w
Best Wishes!

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Is this drive physically damaged for that dropping? If it is, I am sorry. It is often really difficult to take information from corrupted drive. But, if this drive is not completely damaged and still detectable on your computer or laptop, there are chances for you to rescue the inner stuffs back. Just choose and download external hard drive data recovery software to take chances
Get more data recovery clues here: How to restore files from dropped external hard drive
Prepare drive data backups well all the time.

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OK! The dropped drive often could be corrupted in two ways, logically and physically.
The physically corrupted drive is often irreparable and the inner contained data is also irrecoverable.
However, ironically, the logically corrupted drive often could be repaired by reformatting and the inner saved data also could be restored with the help of drive data recovery software.
So, plunge this drive back to your computer and download an external hard drive data recovery freeware to take a chance:
http://www.freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/external-drive-deleted-file-recovery.html
This data recovery freeware really helped as the drive of my friend became inaccessible. It deeply scanned his drive and eventually got back all his wanted files back successfully.

You should also give it a shot.
Note: In the future, never drop or shock a hard drive or memory card.

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Physical damage cause data crash sometime. For this handle it to technician of some reputable data recovery specialist company like diskdcotors, which recover data from physically damaged drives. Take more information about the services and assistance go to
http://www.diskdoctors.com/hard-drive-recovery.asp

Posted on Nov 20, 2012

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hey im the same person who just posted above. i went to WD's website, and it said unplug the hard drive from the computer, and unplug it from the power source. then plug it into the power outlet, wait for it to spin up, then plug it in via USB/Firewire, whatever. it worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Help!! Western digital 500gb external hard drive ticking noise

Yes. This is going to sound strange. Put the drive in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer. Next day, take it out, hook it up, and see if it is recognized.

If so, under My computer, right click on the drive - click Properties - then Tools, then Error Checking. Check box Automatically Fix File System Errors. Let it run. If everything shows up, be ready to transfer wnat you want off of it.

Freezing shrinks the metal parts . Microscopically, but often enough to get stuck parts free enough to get working.

I just went through this with a 750Gig Book. now i have reformatted the drive (after transferring all over to new drive) and the clicking is gone and all disk checks are fine and i wonder whether to trust this device ever again... Hate to just throw out a large drive.

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SOURCE: hi i have a WD3200 external hard drive. i had lots

you should use system utility
open my computer right click on your drive then properties-tools-chack now
or go to any expert to recover data

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OK your hard drive is an ATA drive.
You motherboard will have two hard disk controllers, on the 1st controller the ATA cable will have two connectors - a connector will have the C drive hard disk attached to it and the jumper on the hard drive will be set as the Master drive. You may also have a CD or DVD drive connected to this cable, if so then the CD or DVD drive will be jumpered as a Slave drive.
If the second connector does not have a drive connected, then you can connect the second hard drive to this connector BUT it needs to be jumpered as a Slave drive.
You may elect to connect the second hard drive to the second IDE controller instead on the first controller. If there aren't any drives on the second ATA cable then the second hard drive can be jumpered as either a Master or Slave drive.
If there is a drive on the second ATA cable you need to determine the jumper setting of that drive and then set the jumper on the second hard drive to a different setting. BOTH drives on the same cable CANNOT have the same drive setting.
After installing the second hard drive, check the BIOS configuration of the second hard drive, if the hard drive is detected then when Windows boots up you will see the hard drive and its contents.

Posted on Dec 08, 2009

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