WD External Hard Drive asking to be formatted [Closed]

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My WD External Hard Drive which I have used for over 2 years is suddenly asking to be formatted in order for me to open it. I am afraid that if I say yes it will erase everything I have in it. What should I do?
I have tried it in different laptops and it is always the same.

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Sorry, but this is an indication that the drive has failed and there is most likely nothing you can do to recover the data.

you can format it , then you just recover the files