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I have a Western Digital External Hard Drive 500 GB and when I try to open it it says "you need to format the disc before opening" and "the parameter is unrecognizable" I have 400 GB of important information please help!!!

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If this is really important data you have there, I wouldn't recommend trying to fix things based on suggestions you get online, as it's always guesswork more or less when you try to fix things remotely. Now it's crucial not to increase the level of damage to the information on the disk.
It should be inspected by an experienced IT professional.

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