I have an external hard drive and have had it a while now (3 years).
The problem probably started firstly when it wouldn't show up on the computer, however I put this down to wear and tear of the connection lead as when I moved it around it would then pop up and I could use it as normal.
Recently I have plugged it in and it is now asking for a password that was never set. I wouldn't know how to do this! So I am unable to access any of my data.
How can I get round this without loosing the data? I has the last 3 years of photo's, video's that cannot be replaced.
I thought hard drives were the best way to store your files, however I'm not to sure anymore.