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Cant access my external

I received a western digital 500 gig hdd for christmas and for the first couple days it worked perfect. The day after i got all my info backed up on it i got a message sayin i need to formatt it before i can use it. Right now i am taking it as a loss but if there is anyway i can recover my information i would appreciate the help.

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It sounds like the drive failed on you - Are you saying you MOVED your data to the drive and you no longer have the original data? Thats the point of these drives is become a backup of your data. Always have 2 copies of your files.


You may have some luck with data recovery software if needed though -

This one's Free:
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/welcome.htm

The next tool has a free image recovery and might be worth buying if it can can images it can get everything else.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com
You may also try:
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/

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