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As in the title, I can't get it to work. I should probably say, it's an internal HDD in an External case.

Last night I was working on copying old files off it onto my new computer, however, somehow, it crashed my computer about halfway into copying 58gb of data (approx).

Now when I plug it in, my computer recognises it, but doesn't let me open it. It shows up as Local Disk (F:) like normal, but with no data bar below it, like my main internal HDD.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it's device driver and trying it on different computers, but to no avail.

Have I completely stuffed it up, or am I just not doing something right?

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I guess it's too late.. But sometimes you can still access the NTFS/FAT filesystem in Linux even if it fails on Windows. Just sometimes, but still worth a try. It actually did work for me a few weeks ago. Also, even if you formatted your drive, there is still a chance to save your data, at least parts of it. But you have to avoid writes to the drive! Try Recuva or Paragon software – Ashtray Sep 30 '13 at 8:34
Okay, thanks, I'll look into it. – One Terrorist Sep 30 '13 at 22:19
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See if you can format it.

Click Startup > Right click Computer > Click Manage > Click Disk Management > Right click the drive you want to manage > Format

It's not broken, I'd say that the filesystem is, and needs to be formatted.

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Wait, so I have to format it, but does that remove all the files off of it? – One Terrorist Sep 30 '13 at 6:12
Ah! Screw it! I got most stuff off it two days ago, I'll just format it then... Lucky I got the photos and stuff... – One Terrorist Sep 30 '13 at 6:44
@OneTerrorist Yeah, it removes all stuff from it but I'm afraid it's the only thing you can do for it. – user149961 Sep 30 '13 at 6:52
Okay, I'll do it now. – One Terrorist Sep 30 '13 at 6:54

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