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    • #41468

      Steph Curts

      I have photos stored on an external hard drive. I use a WD My Passport with windows 7 , the drive is about 4 years old. I received a pop up error notice indicating, “I need to format my hard drive before I can use it.” Attempted restart and uninstall/install but still not able to use drive. How can I recover data without formatting disc and how do I proceed …do I need to download software to recover my photos?

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      Komando Community

      Hi Steph,

      Sorry to hear of the trouble you are having. It does sound like the drive may have failed. You can check out the program mentioned in the article below, called PhotoRec:

      3 ways to save lost files from a failing hard drive

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