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I have a Verbatim 160 Gig USB 160 portable hard drive that I downloadd my computer on to about 6 months ago. I went to retrieve the data on another computer and the drive is not even recognized, the blue light just blinks. I have a lot of important data on that drive. How can I retrieve it? Michael in Flemington NJ


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\015\012Hi,\015\012
You can recover this data as long as the file recorded is still recognized by data recovery software. You might want to try PhotoRec (cgsecurity) a freeware to recover files with option to choose file extension you need to recover.
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\015\012General information of how-to diagnbose and recover hard drives:\015\012\015\012http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1139\015\012http://www.data-recovery-info.com/\015\012http://www.hard-driverecovery.com/\015\012http://www.get-data-back.com/data-recovery-how-to.html wizard to help you\015\012decide how bad the problem is\015\012\015\012\015\012Does disk management recognize the FORMAT of the partition, not just the\015\012existance of the hard drive? If not, then possibly the partition table is\015\012corrupt. There are some programs that can fix this, if you are sure that is\015\012the problem. For examle: http://www.ptdd.com/index.htm Do a Google\015\012search on "partition recover" to see more possibilitiies.\015\012\015\012Can you run CHKDSK on the hard drive, when it is in the external case? If\015\012yes, does that help? If no, then this disk is probably not accessible by\015\012ordinary XP programs.\015\012\015\012So, try lower level programs, such as the disk testing tools available free\015\012form most hard drive makers (e.g., SeaTools for Seagate drives). Avoid "low\015\012level format", as that will erase everything. Most such tools are available\015\012as bootable CD images, although some are also available as installable\015\012software.\015\012\015\012Try file recovery software, some of which can find files without a valid\015\012partition table. This is more likely to work if the hard drive was not\015\012fragmented, or only slightly fragmented. See the following link and try a\015\012few of the free programs, or read about the capabilities of the not-free\015\012ones and maybe try one of those. Some programs offer a free find-files\015\012version, but you have to pay for the version that can recover the files.\015\012\015\012http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html\015\012\015\012However, if the disk is physically damaged, it is unlikely that software\015\012tools will fix it or recover most files. If you come to that comclusion the\015\012only hope might be a professional recovery service, which can mount the disk\015\012platters in a new hard drive, then recover (some) data. Such services are\015\012not cheap, but most offer a free/cheap diagnostic, and only change big bucks\015\012if they can recover a lot of files. A list of possible services is at:\015\012\015\012http://www.get-data-back.com/data-recovery-services.html\015\012http://www.data-recovery-directory.com/usa-canada.htm\015\012\015\012While roaming the web in search of a solution to your current problem, also\015\012check into backup and recovery software. You should never (again) let\015\012yourself get into a situation where you have important data without a\015\012backup. At the very least consider performing backups to an external USB\015\012disk via windows explorer or better via XCOPY.

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Go to control panel and look up the drive you install in you computer and see if u could bing it up that way because what some times happens the cunputer gets stuck on some thing ors its leday by any reson is going to let u kow its not rec so try to pull it up that way on ur control panel and click on ur software and rigt click on the mouse and click instal and make shure it complets correctly hope this helps
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