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External hard drive data recovery


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#1 stevo63

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Posted 12 December 2010 - 04:30 PM

Hi, Im new here and this is my first post on any forum so if this is in the wrong topic or something thats why.

I was trying to get an external hard drive to work with USB loaderGX on my wii. I had 2 hard drives one that was empty and one that had important data on it. I dont know exactly what happend but I accedentally formatted the one with importand data on it (talk about a dumbass!) any way I was able to get everything back with a data recovery software I found on the internet. but now all my files and folders are in code names and I cant open any of my pictures.
Windows picture and fax viewer says "no preview avialable" I've tried using tons of differant picture viewers with no luck. does anyone know how to fix this? by the way I'm using windows xp professtional sp3. any help will be much appreciated!

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 11:06 AM

What software did you use to recover the data?

What file extension are all of your pictures showing up as now? It's possible that whatever software you used changed the format of the pictures.
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