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external hard drive help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by helpmeeeeeeeeeee, Nov 4, 2011.

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  1. helpmeeeeeeeeeee

    helpmeeeeeeeeeee Thread Starter

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    i had a laptop that i do not use anymore so i took the hard dirive out of it and put it in an external enclosure. i connected to my computer that i use now and it says that it is not formatted and asks me to format it, but i know that formatting it will remove all of the files off of it and i need them. is there anyway to get the files off then format it or is there a way to make windos stop saying that it is not formatted?
     
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    Make a disk image using an external USB to Sata adapter and get your files off that drive!
     
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