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WD1600CO32 hard drive not recognized or system wants to reformat

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  • beckettjt Dec 30, 2012

    I always thought reformating meant I would absolutely lose all my data. Is there a ways to make sure the data isn't lost?

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    Justin Dec 30, 2012

    Nope when "delete" a file you only delete the record in the MFT that points to the file the data is still there. Even formatting a drive won't usually erase the data.

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Your only option is to reformat. This happens when the MFT is damaged. MFT (Master File Table). Once you format the drive, download, install and run Recura and do "Deep Scan". You should be able to recover your files.

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