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I dropped the external Portable Hardrive (WD 500mg) and now it wont show any files that are on it. Is there any way to recover what is on the harddrive???? Jane I have tried plugging in and viewing but will only allow me to look at properties or eject ?

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Hi Oscarmegs,
Your data on the hard drive are lost due to physical damage.But don't worry,you can recover data from hard drive with data recovery software.I have succeed with Tenorshare data recovery.It can recover data after deeply scanning your hard drive to look for lost data due to drives crash, physical damage,system sabotage etc.
Anyway,download a trial version and scan your hard drive for free to preview whether your files can be recovered. http://www.any-data-recovery.com/index.htm

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OK! It sounds like your hard drive is corrupted somehow. But, you also have possibilities to get access this drive.
In fact, corrupted drive could be damaged logically or physically. The logically damaged drive is still workable after reformatting. The inner contained data also could be restored with the help of data recovery software.
But, the physically damaged drive is often irreparable and inner contained data is also irrecoverable.
So, I hope you are lucky enough and only get a logically damaged drive.
So, plunge this drive to your computer and try to get back all your files back easily with some drive data recovery freeware here:
http://freeware-fix.blogspot.com/2013/03/external-drive-data-recovery.html


And then, format this drive to see whether it is repairable.
Otherwise, you have to consult an expert. That will also cost a lot.
Note: I hope you could learn a lesson to back up everything important on different drives, not only on one drive next time.

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Your files are still in your hard drive after you drop it to the ground.You can recover data from hard drive using a hard drive data recovery program. http://www.card-data-recovery.com/recover-deleted-files.htm this aricle offers a lot information about how to recover data from hard drive. Maybe it could be of some help to you.

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