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Portable Hard Drive (Iomega) Problem

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OH Smeg

You need to look in Drive Management to see if the drive is appearing there. It's possible that if you have not used the Safely Remove Option on the Task Bar that the Partition Tables on the drive have been corrupted and while the computer is seeing it there are no active partitions on the drive for the system to read.

If you don't need to recover any data on this drive you can run the Format Option by right clicking on the drive in Drive Management and format it.

If you need to get the data off the drive you'll need to run some sort of Data Recovery Software but here it depends on how IMPORTANT that data is. If it's vital to recover I would suggest sending the drive to a professional but if it would only be Nice to recover the data and you can afford to live without it you can start off by trying running Scan Disc from the Run Box in Windows. If that doesn't work you can then try one of the Data Recovery Programs available.

Though you need to fully understand that if it's vital to recover the data the more that you mess with it the less likely you are to recover the data and the more expensive the Professional Fees are going to be.