My Passport Showing multiple drives?


Mar 14, 2012
I have had a "My Passport" external hard drive for a few months now, randomly after restarting my computer (No particular reason, no updates were installed, I just turned off my computer, and then later tuned it back on.) My passport showed up in 3 separate drives. It normally shows as my E:\ drive, but now its showing as E:\, F:\, and G:\.
The E, F, and G drives say they need to be formatted, however I have heard on other forums to not format it, for this could cause further damage, and personally I do not want to lose these files. I have tried uninstalling, and then re-installing this external hard drive, to meet the same demise. Any help?
Also this drive shows up in device manager with no issues.