I did a quick search and found a few useful threads on recovering data from a bad external hard drive, but I'm confused by the first few solutions I found by searching on the net. The first four or so solution I found on the net said to "put the drive in the freezer overnight (in a plastic bag to keep out moisture), and when you plug it back in to your computer, pull the files out as quick as you can". To me, that doesn't sound like a smart thing to do, but it seems to be a common solution on the net. Anybody have any experience with this technique? Any other solutions you can suggest?