There are many titles at the top of this forum but just last week a client was trying to use such drives on Windows XP. Let me be clear, they wanted it to work on "XP", not the XP with SP3 and patches. The only way I could get that to fly was to share them over a network. Maybe you have XP but I can't tell.
Externals can go missing for many reasons. It's why we keep a few backups.
The above mentioned drives have files on them that more than likely will be erased if I reformat them. The drives are 1 year old and 4 months old respectively. Both say that formatting is needed before I can use them. Also, the 4TB Seagate drive reveals a message "F:\\is not accessible.Data error(cyclic redundancy check)" & "Location not found". No such messages arise from the 3TB WD. Is there any way to recover the files without reformatting as both have files that have been backed up to them? It seems to me if the drives allow for reformatting, there should be a way to access and copy the files wanted. In advance, I appreciate any and all assistance.
Sete Lagoas, Minas Gerais Brasil