I was hoping someone could help me!! Basically Windows can no longer read the contents of my WD external drive - which I have connected to my Dell computer. I have used this external hard drive for over a year and never had issues with it before now.
The harddrive itself still spins up as it should, and it still shows up on my Disk Management screen (with “RAW” as the File System setting… instead NTFS/Fat16/32 ), but Windows can’t access any of the files inside the drive, and it only shows up as “Local Disk (H )” in the My Computer folder.
Whenever I try to open it, the computer takes about a minute or two, then tells me the drive “needs to be formatted” before Windows can use it,
So I need to convert RAW to NTFS without formatting data.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I need to access this data.