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WD My book essential 400GB/GO USB 2.0

Everything ran fine for a couple of weeks, then it started clicking, and now I cant access any of my files.
I have about 200GB of music and recorded books on there.
I tried disconnecting,starting again etc but nothing is there.
When I check the disc management it syays the dirve is healthy but shows no data on there.
When I plug in the drive, after a while it starts the autoplay, but shows no files as it runs.
When I try to open the drive, it says it is not accessable because of an I/O error.
Can anything be done to recover my files, without costing an arm and a leg.
Thanks

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    same problem

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