Can't Read the drive

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lhadeenkar9
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- Oct 19, 2016 at 02:58 AM
R2D2_WD
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- Oct 24, 2016 at 04:13 AM
hi! i have a problem with my external hard drive.. i connect it to my laptop and it always shows "Local Dick (:F)" with 0 bytes and whenever i try to open it their is always a box poping showing that the drive is "the file or directory is corrupted or unreadable" ..i have a lot of files and movies in their. what should i do?

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R2D2_WD
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Oct 24, 2016 at 04:13 AM
Hi Ihadeenkar,

Could you remember what was the drive’s letter before the issue appeared? I recommend you to test the device on another PC and with another USB cable. The problem persists? When you connect the drive for the first time, can you see some installation process going on? Run the Command Prompt as an Administrator and type the following command:
Chkdsk F: /r

Replace F with the drive’s letter.

Hope this helps

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