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My seagate external hard-drive was playing a movie through my dvd player via usb port and my young child pulled it out. there is still power but its not being read......by my dvd player or laptop, can I recover all my files off it?

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also you might try some of these


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Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013

  • Cara Lee Bryers
    Cara Lee Bryers Jan 14, 2013

    thank u very much for your help.........ive got a program that recovers deleted files off my laptop...i should be able to get my photos back.....as for music etc itll take time i guess but oh well.....now ill try to take the case off my external.....im new to this but im very appreciative for the imput u have given......thanks again....

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    Brian Sullivan Jan 14, 2013

    NO PROBLEMS IF YOU GET STUCK OR NEED SOME HELP POST A REPLY

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Thanks for your responses...

I've pretty much decided that it must be a hardware problem within the harddrive itself...Can anyone lead me in the right direction to maybe take out the harddrive to put into another external shell in order to hopefully recover my data? Again I'm using a Seagate Freeagent Desktop 500GB external harddrive.

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