My 2.5 hard drive clicks every now and again. Removed and tried as external but can't seem to find curtain files. My pictures/my video folders are empty. Need all photos and videos recovering.
I've been told that this problem is more likely to be bad sectors on the hard drive. It's a WD Passport. Windows won't open the file telling me 'directory path is invalid'. Its a 1Tb although not full. I would like a quote to retrieve the data off the device please.
I have an WD passport 1TB, that I dropped from a height of around 2ft. If plug into USB port, you can feel it whirring up and light comes on, the PC drive manager recognises that it has a WD Passport, but no directory is showing in Explorer.
The computer will sometimes detect the WD My Book Essential (I think 3TB but might be 2TB) USB3 external hard drive, showing a drive E, however it's not showing any data – can't access it or get any real properties for it and when I went into the Command Prompt it listed there was a drive E however it wouldn't give me a directory listing.
Sonnics 320GB External hard drive. I only used it once before and put about 20GB on the disk. I plugged it in the second time and it is not being read and the computer is saying 'Format disk'. I put all my family stuff and my uni portfolio work on the hard drive and I can't afford to lose the data.
I knocked my hard drive against a wall a while ago and it's making the 'click of death'. Could I bring it in and transfer the files to a new hard drive? External hard drive is no longer recognised by the PC or Mac when it is plugged in. As its not recognised I can not open the hard drive to access the files