Iomega eGo portable hard drive

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meandeanman - Apr 13, 2015 at 05:47 PM
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- Apr 14, 2015 at 02:58 AM
Hello,

I am looking for a solution to a portable hardware drive not able to open when plugged into my computer. the drive has a lot of files on it. when I try to add files to the drive it will give it a hardware letter such as e. however it will not open. after a short period of time it wants to format the drive but I do not want to format the drive I will loose everything. I have looked and tried a few things in this forum, still no success, I have tried other computers with the drive same problem exists. this all happened after I tried to add some files to the drive and it stalled for over a hour, so I pulled the USB plug from my computer.
Thanks for looking at the problem. let me know if there is any hope for my issue.


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Apr 13, 2015 at 05:58 PM
I don't see much hope if you have tried all the standard fixes.

Some people have found that Linux will sometimes access drives that Windows will not. You could try booting from a Linux CD so as to not change the OS on your computer.

Good Luck
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Apr 14, 2015 at 02:58 AM
Hi meandeanman,

Sadly, as xpcman stated, there may be some problem with the drive. Have you tried using the chkdsk /r command from the CMD? Sometimes it results helpful, so I would try it. Try using another USB cable. If nothing helps, Linux Live CD could really grant you some access to your files.

Hope this helps
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