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This little baby is the perfect solution. Sometimes linux will read files where Windows won’t. Recently bought a laptop and an external HDD. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Try unplugging the drive from the computer and plugging it back in so it can be redetected.

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Originally Posted by SevSaint. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give ddrive a second life. Apparently there aren’t any issue with the driver needing updating etc.

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Samsung Xrive or Drive Manager from this link should work on the drive but I see no mention of ability to repair errors and we already know the HD is failing. OMG I tried it again this afternoon and amazingly Please try again later. At the moment I feel like you did “guess I have learned my lesson – keep important files online, and just use the external hard drives for downloads”.


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Have you tried mounting the drive in a desktop and accessing it as a slave device? Originally Posted by SevSaint I frfecom assuming you have tried the basics of pluging into 2.

There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. Try unplugging the drive from the computer and plugging it back in so it can be redetected. You could always try plugging the external into another machine to verify.

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Maybe some exteernal software is preventing Windows from seeing the drive. If you wanted to try that I could give more detailed instructions. The fact that you are able to ‘see’ the data leads me to believe that the data may not be corrupt, and that the data driv indeed be salvageable Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Currently there is no way to fix this type of firmware corruption at home.

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