Backup before formatting hard drive

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Hello,
The power went off while I was working from my laptop with my external Hard disk connected.
Today, I cant access the data on my external HD and its asking me to formate the HD first.

What to do? is there a way to take a back up of all the data before formating the HD?
 

ngrego

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If your system is telling you to format the drive so you can access it the file system may be corrupt. Try doing a chkdsk on the drive and then accessing it.