i have 4 4tb hardrives need to extract files from ive gone through the administrative settings but it wants to format my hardrives in order to read them. i dont want to format it because if defeats the purpose .. i just want the video files in them .. Help?!
Hi there Johnny,
Do these drives appear as unallocated under Disk Management? If this is the case, then there's a chance that they have some damaged partitions. This is why, it would be a good idea to scan them with some partition recovery tool.
Once you recover the data stored on it, you can test them with a tool that can provide a SMART report.
Try reading them and writing to a USB from Linux live if you can't get them that way you ain't getting them