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How to retrieve files from a drive needed to be re-formatted?

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How to retrieve files from a drive needed to be re-formatted?

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I have a portable drive that has some files in it. Somehow all of a sudden the files in there are not visible or retrievable. Connecting it to a computer USB port, I can only see a message saying the drive needs to be formatted.

If I follow the prompt to format it, I can imagine I would lose all the files in there. Is there any way I can go around it? I wonder!
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Healer
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I have also tried it on a different computer.

I don't quite follow using a USB cable with double connector. I don't know what is a double connector of a USB cable.

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the edidas
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the two A connectors in the cable in the link I posted will sufficent power the portable hard drive, the other end type might be different for your drive, if not type B micro USB, you can buy these cables with an A connector on the other end as well... just do a search for it. Hope this helps.

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the edidas
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and just one more thing, if the doublepowered UCB cable doesn't fix reading your files in your portable hard drive, then your drive file system is really damaged, so follow the data recovery procedures as per OH Smeg's suggestions.

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Thanks for the picture of the USB cable with double connector. What is the purpose of using it? Are we supposed to connect the drive to two computers?

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OH Smeg
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The correct term is Y Cable

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jamie.parisi
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I have used this program many times on damaged formatted drives. It takes a while but will if the drive is not damaged too badly recover data.

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Healer
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Thanks!

When I googled it, I found more than GETDATABACK for NTFS/FAT. I got the Recover My Files as well.

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mikeadams1137
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Let us know what your findings are.

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Healer
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Sorry,