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hi how can i recover external hard drive which is corrupted or what to be formatted every time i plug in
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Louis LIETAERSystem Infrastructure Architect
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you could try to use this tool : https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/epm-free.html
Hello ThereSystem Administrator
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From my experience when this message appears, data are probably gone.

If there is a really important data on the disk, consider taking it to experts.

             
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KimputerIT Manager
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Please note external drives have TWO parts that can get defective. The housing with the SATA to USB electronics, and the drive itself. In any USB HDD failure, you're best to separate them and test them individually (though testing the hard drive itself in another USB case, or PC/laptop, is the only step actually needed to tell you how to proceed further).
Working hard drive? Lucky! You're data is safe. Invest in another USB case.
Not working hard drive? If data important, shell out money for the real data recovery experts. The USB case is now a spare case.

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what must i do now i think there is data
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Buy the license, get ANOTHER drive that has about 1TB free, because it won't magically repair the disk. It will always be COPIED away from the "failed" drive.
In this case, the drive or Windows may have corrupted some important file system info, like the MFT.
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Sounds as others noted that the filesystem structure gotten corrupted..
Do not try to fix it on the drive, copy the data out.
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i agree getting the data safe is a first step
you can also make an image of it, or clone it - so you can try to repair the drive - and still have a complete copy
i use Casper for cloning /imaging; and find it very user friendly - but it's not free 50$ : https://www.fssdev.com/products/casper/
note : it also clones to other sized drives, bigger and smaller

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recuva is giving this error i think i must buy
but which one is best 
i have to mention my external drive is 1trbyte
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you can try opening the case, and connect the disk directly to a sata cable -to check if the drive is ok
but not all brands allow this - what model is yours?

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WD Elements
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It's correct, Recuva is a more simple program than GetDatabackPro. Connecting the disk directly to your PC will not change the Recuva results. Buy GetDatabackPro instead.
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Robert RetzerComputer Service Technician
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Just removing the drive from the case is not going to really do much, unless you swap the board with another drive that is similar or replace the sata to usb connector on the board. 
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no but it eliminates the usb section + cable + protocol for troubleshooting

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how many external driver i can recover with  GetDatabackPro  i what to recover more than one
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how many?  fi you buy it, as much as you like, and it's very reasonably priced

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80$
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yes - but you are free to try other -even free products if that is too much
how many drives do you want to recover?

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hi where do i enter the licence key
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is tehre no option in the menu ribbon? or under help ?

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will i able to use external drive again
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that will become abswered once the drive has been tested

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