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How do I get the files from the WD external (500 GB) to my computer

I cant find the files I thought I backed up to my WD 500 GB....How do I find them and restore them to my Toshiba notebook

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  • jd2k1 Jul 29, 2008

    Hi,



    I purchased WD 500GB HDD couple of months back and had stored all critical data files. The size closed to 250GB was used up and one fine day, the HDD failed detection from my laptop ( HP 6400). I tried multiple times by switching off / on but the drives don't appear at all. Its so crucial that I can't afford now to lose all 250GB of data. Pls help.



    thnks

    jd

  • Richard Finch May 11, 2010

    Does your laptop acknowledge the WD when you plug in the USB cable?

    In My Computer does the WD show up?

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In this case the MOST effective way is to try some data recovery program to see if it can help rescue your data on your WD external.

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