Need to extract files form a few hardrives?

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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?!

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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.

D_Know_WD 🙂

Try reading them and writing to a USB from Linux live if you can't get them that way you ain't getting them