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Re-access data with freeware
What have you done to this WD external hard drive last time?
In fact, in my personal experiences, the RAW hard drive problems are often caused by many reasons, such as the improper operations, virus infections and even hard drive problems, etc. But, in most cases, it can be easily fixed by re-formatting.
So, you also can try to format it to fix its RAW problems.
Of course, since there are many important files, videos and pictures here on this hard drive, you'd better firstly try to retrieve all your data back off from this hard drive with a RAW drive data recovery program before the reformatting process.
As I know, there are many similar hard drive data recovery programs that can help you retrieve your inaccessible data off from this RAW hard drive and restore your RAW file system back into previous NTFS file system latter.
But not all of them can work as efficiently as you hope.
So, if you cannot make your own decision, you can try to use some RAW hard drive data recovery freeware at firstly, which often work much more efficiently than some paid ones, such as PC Inspector File Recovery, TestDisk, Recuva and iCare Data Recovery Free, etc.
Note: Do not forget to format this drive after the data recovery process and see whether the RAW problem can be completely fixed.
Next time, I hope you can be more careful about your important data and always back up everything important.
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