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Protect from formating an external HDD.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by osric90, May 9, 2011.

  1. osric90

    osric90 Member

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    Hello,

    I'm clumsy as hell so I'm very dangerous.
    Last night I was trying to format one partition of my hard drive and finished formating an external portable HDD I had with four important videos (my short films). I hope I can get them back from some people but I would LOVE to have some kind of protection for the HDD that doesn't allow me to format that specific hard drive. Is this possible? Something like, "you cannot format this unit" but "you can write and delete files from it" but not format. Please help!

    Oscar
     
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    links below should get data back they are free so don't pay money as for the drive protection i can't help & i see no reason for the need,the name & drive letter of that drive should've been known or you just disconnect drive before attempting any partition manipulation also any usb drive will be the last one listed & partitions are listed horizontally not vertically,if data recovery is unsuccessful you can use partition recovery only as a last resort,the software you used should have that option or the links below can


    http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/
    http://www.easeus.com/download.htm
    recuva
    photorec
     
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    If it's paid I don't mind I would try to buy... but what I'm looking for is somekind of stuff that doesn't allow the HDD to be formated, by me or anyone who tries to format it as it is invaluable. Thanks!
     
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    Only thing i can think of is create a limited user account & pass word the admin account,also 1 drive for anything important is not enough there should be a 2nd drive & even a 3rd stashed away,hdd's can fail at anytime then wrongly formatting will be the least of your worries,basicly any patitioning software including comp management can format a drive there's not much you can do except have backups.
     
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    disconnect the external when not using it.
     
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