Hi, I have a Western Digital My Book Home Edition external HDD which i have been using for a few months. I use a USB connection to my computer which i am currently running Vista. Previous i was runnin XP until about two months ago.
My HDD was running fine on both systems until the other night when i plugged it in and the name of the disk in my computer now just says local disk f:, instead of the name which i had named it. When i click on it to access it it comes up saying you need to format this disk to use it. I have alot of files on there that i really need can someone please help.
I rang western digitals support line up and some yobbo who i could barely hear, and i mean barely, told me that i need to google some data recovery software to recover my data and then take it back to the store of purchase for a replacement.
I have searched for some data recovery software but it all seems to be a load of crap.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. I DONT REALLY CARE ABOUT THE HDD I JUST WANT MY DATA.
Thanks for your time, much appreciated.