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External Hard Drive format

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by adawn101, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. adawn101

    adawn101 Member

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    Hello,

    I have a WD external hard drive that I used to create a recovery back up for on a new laptop I just bought. I did not know that if I used this external HD then it would not allow me to use this external HD anymore. When I plug it into a computer I cannot see any of the files I have on the HD anymore. It only shows as a recovery drive. Does anyone know how I can recover the files or change the it from a recovery drive back to the normal mode? Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    did it come with software like "1 touch backup"? what does the manual say?
     
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    format the sucker, create 2 partitions, 1 for your back up and one for your other stuff,
     
  4. adawn101

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    How do I partition the external HD?
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    disk management in control panel.
     
  6. jcharlesbrown37

    jcharlesbrown37 Newbie

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    Give a try to a third party data recovery tool to recover your data from external hard drive. I saw Remo Recover tool on internet and after reading its features, I think it may help you.
     

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