External Hardrive problem

By hannah
Apr 9, 2007
  1. I've been using a Western Digital external hardrive for quite a while now, but all of a sudden whenever I try to open it a window pops up saying that it isn't formatted. The computer recognizes when it's connected, but it can't open it. I tried plugging it in to a different computer and rebooting, but neither worked. I wonder if the adapter could be the problem, or maybe that's just wishful thinking.
    Is there anything I can do to restore my files?
  2. foozy

    foozy TS Rookie Posts: 139

    If the hard drive is merely an internal one in an external enclosure, you could try taking it out and putting it in your computer.
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