My Extrenal HD WD

Omar Harb - Jul 1, 2015 at 04:45 PM
 jollym124 - Jul 22, 2015 at 12:48 AM

Fro Long time i dednt use my External

and win i wana use it i cant open it now at all

win i try to open it it MSG show me that just i can Formated :(

thank you

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Jul 2, 2015 at 02:20 AM
Hi Omar Harb,

I would recommend you to enter Disk Management and check if the drive is visible there. Does it have a drive letter and a file format? What option do you have when you right click the drive? If you have data on the drive, do not format or initialize the drive, because you will erase all the data. If there is no valuable data on the drive, formatting may be helpful. Other thing you should try is going to Device Manager and checking if the drive is listed there, under USB devices. Uninstall it and restart the PC. I strongly recommend you to check the drive with another USB cable and on another PC.

Hope this helps
Open Disk management (Right click "My computer" > choose "Manage" > Disk Management).

Can you see the drive there?
If there's nothing saved on the HDD >> right click it in Disk management, choose "New partition" and follow the wizard to format the drive.