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:sad::sad:I need some help. After a year of use (approx 300 gb of 500 use) I now have an error that says it is not formatted. I have not done anything but what I need to know is there any way to recover the data or correct the issue I am having. Several gigs of family pictures etc. Is there any way to recover the data without having to go through the expense of having a pro do it. Has anyone had this problem or is it just mine. Are there any programs that could help?
Have you tried a different usb cable yet, and try it in another usb port.
If the problem is the cable or the usb port this won't help:
If not, give it a try.