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Passport Error can not access 465GB of info


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#1 whatjusthappend

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:55 PM

I have a wd passport 500GB was trying to get a linux computer to work and acidently re-fromated or partitioned as empty its still is showing 465GB of information but i can not acess it on my windows computer please help :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:41 PM

I think you mean that it's showing as a 465GB partition/drive...if you cannot access it, how do you know any data is on it?

When a 500GB drive is formatted...the net result is one partition reflecting 465 of partition space. If you formatted, that's what you should see.

I would try to use data-recovery software of some type to retrieve my data, if I were you...before doing anything else.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:50 PM

yeh sorry if i didn't explain my problem right im not to experienced with the terminology. See it is showing the passport there and i can click on the property's tab and it tells me there is 465 GBs of information on it but I can not get to the information it self and in auto run of my passport it will not bring any of my files up it looks empty? im confused

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:56 PM

That wouldn't happen to be a FAT partition would it?
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Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:00 PM

yea it is FAT32 partition is that the problem?

Edited by whatjusthappend, 02 November 2009 - 04:08 PM.





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