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When I plug in my iomega ego external drive am getting a message to reformat it. cant find any files etc

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There is a "directory" on the disk-drive, much like a Table of Contents in a textbook.

If that "directory" has been corrupted, i.e., part of it has been overwritten,
then the "Table of Contents" cannot be read, and no listing of available files can be produced.

Windows might say to "reformat" it, to write an empty, but valid, Table of Contents.
Do NOT do this, just yet.

Instead, read online about "File Scavenger" or "Disk & File Recovery" software packages,
that would read through the disk, page-by-page, trying to "stitch" the pages back together,
to create "files" and "folders".

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