Help! Prob With Ext Hard Drive

  D@z© 17:30 15 Dec 10
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I have plugged in my ext hard drive and when I double click it it says do I want to Format it and wont let me open it. It has everything I need on it, I will be lost if everything has gone on it. Please help.

  rawprawn 17:31 15 Dec 10

Try changing the drive letter in computer management> disk management

  D@z© 17:37 15 Dec 10

Done that and it still asks if I want to format it. Please tell me I haven't lost everything, whats the point of backing up to ext drives if this happens. When in DM it said the partition was 'RAW'?

  rawprawn 17:47 15 Dec 10

Not sure if there is another way but you could try this click here if nobody else can help.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:54 15 Dec 10

Try using TestDisk to recover the old partition structure.

click here

  D@z© 18:04 15 Dec 10

Thanks rawprawn what you suggested costs 70 bucks and not sure if it will work! Fruit Bat the one you said is very complicated and I dont understand how to use it. Any more ideas?

  BRYNIT 18:28 15 Dec 10

You could try Easeus Partition Master Home edition (free) click here

  rdave13 18:39 15 Dec 10

Had this happen once on Win 7. Plugged it in to an XP machine and it worked ok.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:42 15 Dec 10
  D@z© 18:50 15 Dec 10

rdave13 you are a legend, did that and its all back!. Thanks, and everyone else.

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