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You can try some data recovery software. You can see
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
It tells the steps how to perform data recovery.

If above does not work, you may have to format the hard drive (use quick format), and then use above mentioned software to scan again the hard drive and recover your files.

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Well in this case, the Western Digital data recovery tool may worth taking a try first of all.

If it doesn't help, then take the device for data recovery services if the data is really important to you.

Remember - DO keep the deivice safe from data overritten or physical damage. Regards.

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An external storage-device has four major components:

* the USB cable

* the power-adapter

* the disk-drive inside the enclosure

* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter inside the enclosure.

One of these components has failed.

Try a different USB cable.

Try connecting to a different USB port on your computer.

Try connecting to a USB port on a different computer.

Take a "multi-meter" and measure both the voltage and amperage output from the AC adapter, and compare with the specifications on the label on the adapter.

Open the enclosure, and remove the disk-drive, and then connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in a desktop computer, to see if it works at all.

Purchase a new, compatible, disk-drive, and install it in the enclosure, to "revive" your external storage device.

Get the part-number and serial-number from the label on your disk-drive, and access the manufacturer's web-site, and use "check warranty status", to see if they will replace the device, at minimal cost to you.

Note that W.D. has a "Customer Loyalty" program -- you can buy a new W.D. device, through the W.D. web-site, at a significant discount.

There exist commercial "data recovery" services that can try to repair your device, just long-enough to rescue and copy your files.
For example, see: https://services.seagate.com/index.aspx?lng=en-US for a "no data - no charge guarantee".

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Unplug it and plug it in to a different USB port, shut down the computer
and while the computer is off, turn on the drive.

Then restart windows with the drive on, now after windows starts, wait about 5-10 minutes, if the drive does not start to blink, (the light),
then go to there website and get there hard drive Diagnostic disk,
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This is the download page, read the instructions on how to run the tester on the drive.

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SOURCE: Cannot Read External Western Digital Mybook 500GB Drive

I have ".Window 7." Sometime I see a icon and it shows the drive size and can't read and my work. Yes, I do save my work on my hard drive, but I also want to save it on my external drive. . I even reboot.

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