My external HD is asking to format

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TXUTXU

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Hello,
Every time I insert my external hard drive in my computer it says that I have to format the HD in order to open it. I want to know how can avoid this or how can i recover my files if I format the HD?
 
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this issue happened to me just now

i accidentally solved the problem
i don know if it will work for you too but u should try before formating !

- when the format message appeared i just removed the usb HD from my laptop
then pressed format , it then showed a message telling me that the format could
not be done

- i re-attached my hard disk again and it worked just fine !!!!

i hope it works for you

good luck
 

WaseemOnLine

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Follow these steps, and your problem will be solved:
1. Go to Run by pressing 'Windows' + 'R'
2. Write 'cmd'
3. Now write 'chkdsk /f h:'
('H' is the name of ur hard drive)
follow ordinary steps, and your hard will be recover everything without formatting it.
Best wishes

WaseemOnLine
Waseem Dabbas
 
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