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#1 niksnaksxd

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 02:25 AM

Hi to all,

 

My 1TB WD hard drive was accidentally removed from my laptop without safety ejecting.

When I reconnect it to my laptop, it says that the drive needs to be formatted. I don't want to format it.

So I searched the internet to find a solution and I found this one that leads me here.

 

http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-external-disk-drive-suddenly-became-raw/

 

Because I followed all the instructions in it carefully. I found my files .. written it .. I can even copy the files via testdisk.

But after rebooting, it seems that the external hard drive still can't be read by my laptop. It's really a pain.

 

My question is, can I still use my external hard drive like it's normal again?

Can I just backup the files in it and then format it to NTFS?

It's just almost a year old. My father is going to kill me if he find out what happened. Please help.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:26 AM

yes, you can backup, reformat and then restore the data... the disk is not physically damaged.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:12 AM

Thank you for your reply sir. :) That's a relief. :bananas:

Yep, it's not physically damaged. But if I try to right-click the external in my laptop, it takes forever. Is there another way to format my external hard drive?



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:17 PM

Try Gparted

 

http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

 

It's about as good as it gets.






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