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How to recover data from an unformatted external hard drive

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  • Started 1 year ago by beba3223
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beba3223
Posts: 2

I have a seagate free agent goflex 1T external hard drive, where I keep all my life...
I was coping some files from my lap to it, but I got disconnected...
I replug my hard drive to my computer and now it shows as E:local disk
what should I do??
I know I'm not supposed to reformat it until I get my data back?
Anyway I can get it back??
How can I recover the lost data??
Thank you beforehand :)

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GuiltySpark
Posts: 4024

Hi beba3223 ,

Welcome to HTG ,

You could try Recuva : https://www.piriform.com/recuva/download

Posted 1 year ago
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beba3223
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Thank you!! (:
I really hope it works!!

Posted 1 year ago
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Ruja
Posts: 230

Is it showing empty or is it that you can't access it?

You should really try with Check Disk, I've repaired USB drives that were removed during file copying with it:

1. Right-click the hard disk drive that you want to check, and then click Properties.
2. Click the Tools tab, and then, under Error-checking, click Check Now.

Or open "cmd" in the start menu, then run the following command:

chkdsk /f /r E:

Where E: is your drive letter. More info:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....ows-vista/

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