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Toshiba external hard drive can not work properly that ask to format drive if we format this ,all data i loose.what i do

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There is software that may be able to scan the drive to get the files. You are looking for data recovery software I would suggest talking to a local store or technician as a lot of the online software does not work or are Trojans or bloatware. Unless you really need the files off it maybe more trouble than it is worth. It can be time consuming and you don't always get full file recovery.

Posted on Jan 12, 2013

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This is a common problem. IF the external was unplugged during a operations, there is a possibility of hard drive corruption. Also, you mentioned it was on a MAC. If your buddy formatted the drive for the MAC (Which would be HSF) so PC won't see the filesystem anymore until you reformat for PC (FAT or NTFS). I understand you might not was to reformat, but that is my recommended answer to this issue. There is one other choice though. Try googling Diskwarrior. This program is pretty good at repairing corrupted harddrives and it pretty good at detecting filesystems. If disk warrior doesn't do the trick, I would go with reformating.

Posted on Jul 19, 2007

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Thanks for the prompt reply. Your external hard drive enclosure has one of three cable types to connect to your laptop. Is that USB, Firewiare or eSATA?

You have XP or Vista on your Laptop?

When you connect your external enclosure to your laptop you should hear a tone indicating Windows has recognized a new external storage device. Is this not happening, first of all?

So, give me the cable type used to connect to your laptop and whether Windows recognizes your external storage device with a tone and Alert Pop Up, and then Windows wants to format it because its not seeing the hard drive correctly?

Thanks,
Worldvet

Posted on Aug 22, 2008

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SOURCE: i tranffered all my data from my pc on to 1tb

I had also stucked in this issue and recovered using http://www.recovermyfiles.com/
It will take lot of time, any how you will get the data back

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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SOURCE: EXTERNAL TOSHIBA HARD DRIVE WILL NOT FORMAT? WHAT

If your hard drive is recognized by your computer try opening control panel,to administrative tools,to Computer management,to storage, to disk management,by right clicking on drive you can format that drive or delete it.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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my pc is not showing my 500gb iomega external at all,in device manager syas all is working correctly

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