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External drive with files can't open

I have an external drive which I used to store my files then suddenly I can't see my files in the drive and it's asking me to format the drive, don't want to format because of my files.

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  • txbnet Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem. Maxtor 3200 external drive is not showing in I am running Win XP SP3. It has about 5000 ITunes on it so my son is anxious for me not to format the drive, as the maxtor message suggests when plugging it in.

    I have tried TuneUp Undelete but it can only see my drive.

    Any further ideas?

  • pibcmoore Jan 21, 2009

    yah downloaded the program which says free for 30 days but when it was time for recovery it's asking me to buy it. Anyway thanks

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Maybe partition on a drive has failed. You should not partition your drive, as you will lose all your data this way. There are lot of programs that might help you restore data from the disk. I recommend that you download TuneUp Utilities here and install it on your computer. After the installation process completes, run the program.

When the program launches, click Solve problems, and then TuneUp Undelete. Follow the instructions to restore your files.

You will need enough storage on other hard disks on your computer to support the data from external disk.

After you salvage all the files to your local disk, you can safely format external drive, and then put these files back on it.

If you need any further assistance, please ask.

Posted on Jan 17, 2009

  • Nikola Malesevic
    Nikola Malesevic Jan 17, 2009

    Correction in the 2nd sentence: "You should not format your drive, as you will lose all your data this way."

    My apologies.

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