Solved Fault with Maxtor Hard Drive

adao

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I hope that someone can help with this... please!
I have a maxtor 80gb portable hard drive and when i try to access my files by clicking on the drive in windows explorer i get the following message -
"You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?"
I have a lot of data stored on this drive and i don't know why it suddenly appears empty. I don't want to lose all of the data already saved on this disk. What should i do?
 
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l)ark_Scorpion

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It sounds like the disk lost the information on it, or it got corrupted. Did you ever unplug the disk without clicking the icon at the bottom right to "Safely Remove Hardware"?
 

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roy69

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Have you tried this drive on another computer?
 

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adao

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Thanks guys.
I think i managed to delete all the files somehow but i've recovered them all now with ntsf undelete.
Thanks again for your replies. Its nice to know that there are people willing to help!
 

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