How do I get my computer to read my 1TB external drive when it only shows ‘format disk’ as an option?

Anonymous January 22, 2014
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When I connect my external  hard disk it only gives the option to ‘format disk’.

It is TB external drive and I have used for a month and now it is showing format now. It has gigabytes of information that I need to recover. How do I get this information back?



  1. Hovsep A
    January 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    try testdisk

    change the drive letter
    Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows
    the unpluh external hard drive and replug

    when the format message appear
    1) uplug the hard drive
    2) click on format message so it should not work
    3) replug hard dribe