I have an external USB HDD attached to a network via a Linksys network storage device which runs under Linux. Without warning the Linksys device is reporting the HDD as being unformatted. The Linksys is working fine as I have installed, formatted & am using another HDD. I can easily reformat the original HDD using the Linksys, but want to recover the files it contains first.
I do not have access to a Linux computer, but if I did, would there be a relatively simple way to recover the files?