Bllody hell tonight is not my night wrote a whole spiel explaining g the problem and phone slipped and deleted it all bad the last 2 lines.
Here goes again
So my external hard drive has packed in and I have important stuff on there I really want/need back. Not looking for unhelpful comments about having it backed up in multiple sources , the files were in 3 locations but both my and oh laptop broke and now the external Hard drive has too.
I've been suggested recuva, but would I need the free or pro version. Also I'm not sure it would work as the laptop doesn't detect the HD is connected.
What happens is that I connect HD to laptop it lights up blue and flashing which is normal then changes to solid whiter light normal but after 30 seconds or less the light goes out. There is a feint whirring kinda noise coming from the hard drive.
I am happy to send the HD away to a reputable company that could recover the files for me if anyone can recommend? Unless of course there is a free/cheaper alternative?