I have this external drive with important files. The problem started when I was trying to copy files from this drive to another location to create backup. I got some errors on specific files (which I selected to skip), then the copy process just froze for hours, and at this point when I connect this HD to my laptop I'm getting this: Microsoft Windows: you need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it. Do you want to format it? I would like to recover the files there. I know there are some tools out there that can look into formatted drives to try and recover pre-formatted files, but not sure what to do at this point. Any recommendations? This WD My Passport external drive is now connected to my Windows 7 laptop. Thanks!
Edited by hamluis, 22 February 2017 - 12:35 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to Disk Management - Hamluis.