Now I want to examine this external hard drive to see if we can restore the information/data to our current computer, perhaps in a folder by itself, but none of the information on it is readable. Plus, it has been two years and I am getting an error message that it is not longer compatible. It says, it is currently using a common windows file system, FAT32 and for optimal performance it recommends reformatting the drive to the most current windows file system, NTFS. But reformatting would wipe it clean! Yet I can't get past this message! It only offers FORMAT or CANCEL.
I should probably contact Maxtor Support, but thought I'd throw the question out here in case there was a geek wizard around who had an answer for me! My goal after recovering the files on the external hard drive is to keep it hooked up and back up my hard drive regularly.
Thanks for any and all assistance!!
Edited by garmanma, 21 April 2008 - 03:27 PM.
split from another topic