How can I fix my External Hard Drive that says it needs to be formatted, External Hard Drive needs to be formatted how to recover data

How can I fix my External Hard Drive that says it needs to be formatted?

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How can I fix my External Hard Drive that says it needs to be formatted, External Hard Drive needs to be formatted how to recover data?

I have a Toshiba 2TB External Hard Drive that all of a sudden tells me it needs to be formatted. All I did prior to this happening was restart my PC, the same way I do every day. I have more than 1 TB of files, pictures, videos and more on that drive with no backups of it anywhere and I really need everything back. I have read many threads similar to this one but others don't seem to have exactly the same problem that I do, in that when connected, my EHD constantly appears and then disappears in My Computer with a pop-up message. This means that no matter which data/partition/HD recovery software I use, it doesn't allow me to select the EHD as it keeps disappearing from the list. So basically, when it is plugged in, every 10 seconds or so it disappears and then reappears with this pop-up message: "You need to format the disk in drive F: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?" Obviously I don't want to format it as that means I lose all my data. Also, it uses USB 3.0 and is connected with a USB 3.0 cable into a USB 3.0 port.

A:

Downloa Aidfile data recovery software, Use "Unformat" to recover files from the partitions before you format the External Hard Drive

Use "Recover partition" to recover files from External Hard Drive old partitions changed or damaged or deleted.

Use "Full Scan" to recover raw files from External Hard Drive, to recover files from External Hard Drive if partitions show as "raw" or recover deleted files which can not be found with "undelete" and "unformat" and "recover partition" after showing an error,display as raw file system,unformatted,unknown partition,unpartitioned,needs to be formatted.

External Hard Drive needs to be formatted how to recover data?

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