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Hard disk drive not opening

I have a 320gb external hard disk. and i have got very important information one of its drives. I am unable to open that particular drive.
-> when i connect it to my system it gets connected and i am able to see the drive.
-> when i hover the mouse over the drive it gives me details reg: total space - 79.9gb and free space as 11.0.. which means that there is data present in the drive.
-> but when i try opening it, it doesnt give me any data... all my data is lost.
Can some one help me out as to how i can get all my data back. i trie searching for data in that drive also but no use.. it just doesnt get any data... any one has any ideas reg this...

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Use a data recovery program, but be sure not to write to this drive. There are many free data recovery programs out there, some of them cost only a few dollars.

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