Unable to access external hard drive


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Model: Seagate 1T external hard drive.
Issue: when the drive is plugged in, the folders are shown. However, upon trying to access folders, the drive freezes (as well as prevents other programs from opening), until it is unplugged from the pc.

Tried using chkdsk but fails. Also tried using Easeus to see if the folders can be recovered, but again the drive fails even when Easeus is trying to detect it.

To note, the drive was able to be accessed earlier in the day prior to the issue.

Also tried using different usb ports, to no avail.

Thanks for whatever assistance can be lent.