Question about Seagate 160GB 3.5" External USB Drive 160 GB Hard Drive
I can't open my files on my 3.5 inch external hard drive
My apologies if this message finds you long after posting this problem , but I am currently working through a backlog of problems that never got answered and hopefully this info can still be of use if not now possibly in future.
Please download Disc Digger HERE. This is a free tool you can use that works very well and there is no installation required, just run the program once you downloaded it.
Once you have connected the memory disk / hdd to the computer , run the program.
On the program , select the dig deep option for accidentally deleted files or dig deeper for a formatted drive. Then select the disk you want to do the recovery on and run the program.
The data will be displayed and you can recover it from there. This will only work if the card has not been used since the data was lost. Save the files to a location on the computer hard drive and not back to the disk it is recovering from as this will overwrite the other pictures that still needs to be recovered.
Some of the properties of the files may become lost in the recovery but the pictures should be fine.
You will also only be able to recover certain file types using this method.
Feel free to ask if you need more assistance.
Posted on Sep 30, 2010
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The firmware for any electronics device tells the hardware how to properly function.
Most devices rarely need a firmware upgrade, however, computer products such as a Seagate hard drive need to have the firmware updated periodically due to computers constantly going through operating system upgrades.
Luckily, you can update your Seagate hard drive firmware with an Internet connection and a few clicks of your mouse.
Connect your Seagate hard drive to your computer if the hard drive is external.
Launch your Internet browser and navigate to the Seagate.com website.
When the site loads click the "Downloads" button.
Click on the hard drive listing you currently own.
This brings up all of the most current downloads for your Seagate hard drive.
The listings of the hard drives have the image, so match your hard drive to the image online if you are not sure what drive you have.
The user manual states what hard drive you currently own also.
If you don't have your owners manual, open "My Computer" (or "Computer") and right-click the hard drive icon and select "Properties."
Here the computer states exactly what model of hard drive you have.
Click the Firmware update and click the "Download" button to launch the download.
Click-and-drag the file into the hard drive if you are using an external hard drive
(open "My Computer," then double-click the removable hard drive icon).
Open the downloaded file and follow the prompts to install the updated firmware.
Hope this helps
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Plug the external hard drive into your laptop or desktop computer.
Most external hard drives do this through a cable connecting the hard drive to the USB outlet on a computer.
Plug your external hard drive into a wall outlet if it receives power from an AC adapter rather than your computer.
Click on the "My Computer" icon on your desktop, and open the external hard drive.
It will be located under the USB connecting drive, which is labeled with a letter ranging from "E:" to "K:".
Open the folder on your external hard drive where you would like to save the photographs.
usually in my documents my pictures or if you want to save them to a specific spot so as not get them mixed up.
Create a folder if one is not present right click in my documents select new folder and name it lets say my pics 1
Move this window to the bottom right corner of your screen to be used in future steps.
Open the folder on your home computer where the files are being stored that you wish to transfer to the external hard drive.
These may be on the desktop, in "My Documents" or elsewhere in your computer.
If you are unsure where they are located, you can always search for them by file name by going to "Start" then "Search."
Right-click on the photo file, and select "Cut."
Click on the window showing your hard drive files to bring it into use on the screen.
Right-click on the white space in the window where you would like to transfer the files, and select "Paste."
Your files have now been deleted from their original location and transferred to your external hard drive in the folder you selected
hope this helps
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