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    Not able to open some files in winows 7.It says "Disk Need to be formatted"

    I am a daily visitor of this forum.I have a WD 1 TB external hard disk. I am using it from last two years and it worked absolutely fine for me. Now it had started showing issues. Some files on it creates problem while opening.They actually flashes an error message something like "Disk needs to be formatted". I have important documents and files on it. However i have copied some of them to my laptop but some other files shows an error that they can't be copied.Kindly help me in fixing this issue.



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    Re: Not able to open some files in winows 7.It says "Disk Need to be formatted"

    It looks like the hard drive is creating issues. It's good that you're backing up your data. The only solution here would be to try and keep on recovering the files that aren't being copied. There are a few tools to help speed up this process. Try out a utility called onTrack Easy Recovery,which can help recover files. There's no guarantee that it'll recover your data completely though. If the data are extremely important then head over to the local stellar data recovery center and see if they can recover the data in the drive for you or not. This is the only hope.
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    Re: Not able to open some files in winows 7.It says "Disk Need to be formatted"


    I have founded only one solution for this problem ;-


    1. Go to start button on windows.


    2. Type "cmd" and right click on "cmd" and click "Run as Administrator"


    3. C:\Windows\system32>


    4. Now type : chkdsk <Your hard disk letter>: /f

    For e.g If my hard disk is named "f" then just type ----------
    chkdsk f: /f


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    adityaonline Array
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    Re: Not able to open some files in winows 7.It says "Disk Need to be formatted"

    Dear friend its clear that the external hard drive has got corrupted.

    You need to backup as much files as possible and then foramt it.

    You can use third party recovery softwares to help.

    Follow these steps.

    1. Goto google.com

    2. Search recovery software.

    3. Download any suitable software and install the software.

    4. Run the software and attempt to recover the files.

    5. Once files are recovered just format the drive and make it usable again.

    For the further help post t my visitor masage.

    Regards,
    Adityaonline

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