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Recovering Formatted Files from External Hard Drive

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Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB USB 3.0/2.0 Ultra Portable External Hard Drive</div>

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No. I've NEVER found that to work.

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However I have found the drive to recover when I put it into a desktop PC or a new enclosure with it's new power supply.

Thanks for telling the story. Folk often won't backup because it's too expensive. At 1,000 bucks, backup seems cheap.
Bob

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Re: clicking noises

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Clicking noises could be a power issue. Try an Y-cable (to connect it with 2 slots), or a powered hub, or run your laptop from an adapter. Or, as Bob suggested, another enclosure or directly in the case.

Luckily, as long as it makes these sounds, most likely you can't even format it. So you won't lose your files.
But better make a copy to another disk as soon as possible.

Kees

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