My EXTERNAL Hardrive (has stopped working and I have lost everything I had stored in it. Can you help me find a way to recover what I consider lost until today?
I am crossing my fingers hoping that with an EXTERNAL HD CONTROLLER i'll be able to recover at least all WORDS DOCUMENTS .I just order ONE of this from AMAZON. Thanks for your patience...I seem to recall those drives where having issues with abruptly losing data. I think I have one from a friend I tried to recover data from. I hooked up the drive to an external HD controller. The drive was recognized but there was no data showing on the drive. I don't think the official cause was ever publicized, but I think based on the reported failures it had to do with the controller in the enclosure.
UHHH Thanks.... I will try your suggestion....Even though the drive has probably failed are you sure the enclosure itself has not failed? Have you tried another drive in the enclosure to verify it is still working?
I suggest people with hard drives to periodically check their health with a program like Crystal Disk Info or Hard Disk Sentinel. Many times you will get some warning when a drive is starting to fail.
As ALWAYS Iwill follow ALL YOUR ADVICES!!! Thanks a million!!!That looks very much like the one I use. It is a VERY useful tool to have if you intend on working on hardware.
Now you know the drive itself is still working; it is the enclosure that failed.
FWIW now would be the time to formulate a backup plan for your data files.