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External drive just stopped being recognised by Windows

First, Windows warned that a folder had lost data. Went and checked and found that all data was not shown in the folders. Now entire external drive does not show in "My computer'

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OK first, check ALL connections Re-install any drivers etc, then try the device on another 'puter if the problem "Follows" ya.. then I think ya drive is done and dusted :(

Generally ya can simply replace the "Guts" of ya external with another drive of similar type then anything generally will work if it physically fits.


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