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When iam click to my LG external hard drive its showing format dialogbox. but i want to recover all data of hd and format it.it is possible?

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Partition is not detected, try minitool partition to find and recover.

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If you've got deep enough pockets you can send the drive off to a data recovery company who will run diagnostic tests in order to assess the damage that's been done and give you an estimate as to how many megabytes of data they can retrieve but this can be very costly. If you can't access the drive through the operating system because it can't be physically seen can you get to the drive through DOS? If you can you might be able to run some disk repair utilities such as Uneraser or Active@ but the general rule of thumb is as soon as a drive starts making noises such as excessive whirring or clicking it's normally a good indication that something untoward has happened to one or more of the internal components. Good luck.

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The unit is defective. Your only chance of recovering the data is to dismantle the external case, extract the actual hard disk from it and put it in a desktop. If the disk is not recognized even there then the disk is dead and all the data on it is lost.

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DVD recorders are usually not the first selection for backup of data files. you may be better off with a 1 Tbyte external drive, which is suited for that purpose. Even though the DVD drive has the capacity, there are usually formatting issues with data files being burned to a DVD recorder.

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When I look in disk manager it shows my external hard drive is in raw


DO NOT FORMAT YOUR DISK. It has been damaged; how easy or even possible to recover your data depends on the degree of damage.
Try your HD in another computer; if it works, make a back-up of your files on another disk.
To understand what RAW format means, try this
http://www.ehow.com/facts_7167186_raw-disk-format_.html
or look for it in Wikipedia.
By searching the internet ("raw disk has data on it"), the first article I found was this
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which may be of some help.
In that article a Linux system is used to read and modify the disk. There other tools for repairing this type of fault, for example, http://www.easeus.com/resource/recover-raw-disk.htm
(I do not know if this free:: the information in the article is certainly free though)
Recovering your files will probably mean a lot reading, research and time, but you might be lucky. I recommend reading any article you are going to use through to the end before you start with it.

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