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External hard drive has failed


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wysiwyg2008

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Hi,

One of my external hard drives has suddenly failed on me(A Western Digital 1TB Elements). The power light is still flashing when its plugged in, but when connected to the computer the computer hangs for about 5 minutes before the drive is finally recognised. However it is labelled as 'local drive' and shows 0 bytes free and 0 bytes used. I can't view the files on there and if I do select the drive it tells me it isn't formatted.

What I want to know is, is there any way of getting the files off there onto another drive (luckily I have a lot of them backed up already)? Or can the drive be saved?

Many thanks
Kieran
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Wolfeymole

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Have you tried using Recuva to locate and recover the files on the external mate?

http://www.piriform....recuva/features
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Recuva seems to be doing the trick. Its recognised the drive and the files are all still there.

I assume the drive has had it though? Never mind, its replacable and at least I havent lost the data.

Many thanks Wolfeymole
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You're welcome Wysiwyg. :thumbsup:
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I would back up your data,as soon as possible...
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