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Storage, Cloud v Ext Harddrive

Post by Duncan » Mon May 16, 2016 12:57 pm

I have a external hard drive which my computer now says does not exist so cannot connect to. Is it possible to repair these without loosing all the data photos etc. Should I be storing all my photos on cloud instead ? If I was to die who owns all those family photos that are floating around out there, as I really would like them to be available to
the family in 20 to 30 years time ?
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Re: Storage, Cloud v Ext Harddrive

Post by phuketrichard » Mon May 16, 2016 2:09 pm

MY hard drive is MY HARD drive; ( i keep 2 externals)
i have nothing kept in the cloud and will never have such,
what do u do when they start to charge,,, ur fucked and have to pay

Go to a computer guy , they will be able to help you retrieve data
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Re: Storage, Cloud v Ext Harddrive

Post by franzjaeger » Mon May 16, 2016 2:57 pm

I am sure Robin Williams is in there somewhere, up in the cloud.
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Re: Storage, Cloud v Ext Harddrive

Post by Mr Cynical » Mon May 16, 2016 3:10 pm

If the computer is not recognizing the external Hard Drive it could simply be a problem with the ports on your computer, if possible plug it into a friends computer and see if it is recognized. I would be careful which shop you take it to in case they lose the files which happened to me. Luckily a friend put me onto a free download called Recuver (Google it and it's free) which re installed all the lost data back onto my external Hard Drive.
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Re: Storage, Cloud v Ext Harddrive

Post by ExPenhMan » Mon May 16, 2016 3:27 pm

Windows? Mac? Linux?
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Re: Storage, Cloud v Ext Harddrive

Post by Duncan » Mon May 16, 2016 3:35 pm

Mr Cynical wrote:If the computer is not recognizing the external Hard Drive it could simply be a problem with the ports on your computer, if possible plug it into a friends computer and see if it is recognized. I would be careful which shop you take it to in case they lose the files which happened to me. Luckily a friend put me onto a free download called Recuver (Google it and it's free) which re installed all the lost data back onto my external Hard Drive.
Already tried another computer. Have decided I may have to take it with me on my next trip to OZ and have it done there, data put on a new ext h/drive. More expensive but at least I know it will be done properly.
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Re: Storage, Cloud v Ext Harddrive

Post by Mr Curious » Tue May 17, 2016 8:58 am

LX Pup Linux. Burn .iso to disk or use netbootin I think it is, to go direct to USB. IF LINUX don't see the drive something very strange is up. Like failed drive I spose. IF you get it back put those cherished photos ON DISK for backup.

did you change/upgrade your OS or anything before this occurred? or just suddenly the external was not seen? I'd get that external plugged into some friends Linux puter at least. But I think everyone should try LX Pup on a USB. Very helpful
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