External HDD detects but files not showing

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Aneesh - Jan 19, 2012 at 05:11 AM
aquarelle Posts 7119 Registration date Saturday April 7, 2007 Status Moderator Last seen October 18, 2022 - Jan 22, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Hello,

Mine is a seagate Goflex 500GB HDD. Having problems from this morning after a removal of the disc without using safety removal tool. Now when i connect the systm says format disc before using. I could see the drive with no files.I had a lot of important files in and kindly advice is it possible to rectify the issue.

Your kind advice is highly apprecited.

Thanks & regards,
Aneesh

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aquarelle Posts 7119 Registration date Saturday April 7, 2007 Status Moderator Last seen October 18, 2022 491
Jan 19, 2012 at 01:15 PM
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Hi aquarelle,

I have downloaded seatools and tried it, during the installation it was asking to install dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64. I did both, restarted the system , but the system is getting hung so often after the installations. I am using an Asus K52F laptop with a pentium P6100 2.0 GHz CPU, 3GB memory and windows 7.basic. Moreover using the seatool taking much time to get any results. I did check disc management and it say Layout - simple, Type - basic, File system- RAW, status - healthy(active,primary partition), Capacity 456.76 GB, free space 456.76 (100%).

Can you please advice further ?

regards,
Aneesh.
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aquarelle Posts 7119 Registration date Saturday April 7, 2007 Status Moderator Last seen October 18, 2022 491
Jan 22, 2012 at 05:11 AM
Hi,

What I think is that you should try to save your data on your computer or on DVD or an other USB device by using a Linux CD live like Puppy Linux CD Live and after that you should try to reformat your external HDD.

Regards
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