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Re: wd my book broken!!!
Not to worry, you haven't lost the drive, what you have done thou is you formatted over all the software that allowed the drive to mirror your data. But as I said all is not lost. Here's a link that will reinstall all the software that was originally there. HERE! Pick your My Book and away you go!
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Hi when you buy a hard disk you do not get instructions on how to change from FATS to NTFS. Your hard drive is set to FATS by default,which limits you tranferring files up to 4GB.If you changing to NTFS does 2 things. 1.you can transfer bigger files. 2. You will lose all data on the drive so you have to save any files to another drive ect To change to NTFS, go to Start then Right-click on My Computer and select Manage. Under Storage click on Disk Management. Now find your hard drive in the list and Right-click on it and select Format. Under File System change the Answer to NTFS and leave the Allocation Unit to default.Click on Perform Quick Format if you want. click OK and confirm your OK with losing all data on the drive,and your done. Regards Bill
you may have a FAT32/NTFS format problem between your wd500 and your pc. or differently formatted partitions. right click on their device letters on 'my computer' and look at 'properties'. should tell you how they're formatted and # of partitions, etc. just a guess! good luck!
I know exactly what your problem is. You are trying to add a file bigger than 4 GB on a fat32 external hard drive. You simply cant put something that big in there without breaking it into smaller bits. You could easily add a bunch of small files just not huge files bigger than 4GB. Your solution would be to reformat your WD external drive to a ntfs. That can be done as easy as right clicking your external drive through my computer and highlighting "reformat". Good luck and I hope you dont forget this little thing about computers..sometimes when you get a good deal on pc hardware its for a reason :) this is good for all hard drives including western digital
This post might be of some help/idea...
The only difference is your model uses Western Digital and not Seagate. Yours can still be recognized but Windows consider it non-formatted.
First try a data recovery software and another storage medium where you can copy the files if you're successful in the recovery.
Good luck and kind regards.