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Maxtor external hard drive not working how can remove files and store on my computer

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Hi,

If the drive is not working you have a few options. First, head to your local PC shop and have the techs take the hard drive out of the enclosure and test it. If the drive itself is still working have the techs put it in a new enclosure and make another copy of you files ASAP. If it's a failed drive then you will need the help of a pro, in this case reply back with your location(Country, State and City) and I will refer you to a pro in your region who can help get your files back.

Hope this helps FixYa,

Chris

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

  • Hemanth Rayankula Apr 09, 2014

    HI , this is Hemanth from Bangalore (India), Iam using Maxtor 120GB external HDD which was working perfectly form past 4 years and I have saved all my personal stuff and tech documents, I have tried connecting HDD today and heared spinning sound from HDD and its has detected and found the drive on My computer, but I can see the HDD capacity is 76M out of 73 MG free space available, When I double click it sayd Folder is empty, I have tried connecting to couple of laptops and desktops and still the issue is same, Please help me , I have very important files saved there and family pics aswell which I dont want to loose.

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