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External 120GB passport read failure

When i plug in the hard drive, it [powers up but my computer doesn't recognize it all the time. When it does, i cannot read the data off of it and when i go to properties, it says that i have 0 bytes free and 0 bytes used. I cannot defrag it or format it b/c it says that i cannot do these tasks to this item. What other suggestions do you have. Thank you for your time.

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I have the same problem - I did get to access the files one time, but not now.

I haven't tried all of these, but did try a couple (that was how I was able to access the data temporarily) - try a different USB slot in your computer, try a different USB cable, and/or try a plugging it into a different computer.

I think I have all of my info backed up, but not absolutely sure.

Good luck


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