Solved

Cant open files on external hard drive

Posted on 2011-09-15
3
468 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hello Experts exchange,

I conected an external hard drive seagate 9KW2AH-500 to pc via usb cable and it takes a long time until I get a message  "You need to format the drive H before you can use"

Is there a way to get around this and backup files that are inside.

Thanks
 
0
Comment
Question by:suply
3 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Gerwin Jansen earned 250 total points
ID: 36546310
Hi suply, I would recommend that you try recovering the data from your external HD by means of a recovery program like PC Inspector File Recovery for example. Your external HD cannot have a physical defect eg you should be able to see it in the Windows Disk Management console.
0
 
LVL 24

Assisted Solution

by:Alan Henderson
Alan Henderson earned 250 total points
ID: 36546318
Try the drive in different USB ports.
Boot up with the drive connected.
Go to Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Disk Management and see what the system reports about the drive's health.
Try the drive in a different computer.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:suply
ID: 36566723
Thanks
0

Featured Post

3 Use Cases for Connected Systems

Our Dev teams are like yours. They’re continually cranking out code for new features/bugs fixes, testing, deploying, testing some more, responding to production monitoring events and more. It’s complex. So, we thought you’d like to see what’s working for us.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Solaris SUN OS 4.1.3 machine clone 3 41
How to migrate storage in Failover Cluster Manager? 2 47
VMWare: Measure the disk usage of my VMs 6 95
Clone from Hd to smaller SSD 87 166
Storage devices are generally used to save the data or sometime transfer the data from one computer system to another system. However, sometimes user accidentally erased their important data from the Storage devices. Users have to know how data reco…
The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how they can get their files copied out from their unbootable system without need to use recovery services. As an example non-bootable Windows 2012R2 installation is used which has boot problems.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …

932 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now