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Hi, I just got a message to update by Sandisk. i did so, but now I can't find the backup of all my data. I am beside myself. Where is all the data? There was a prompt message saying you can find your data .... but I lost the message. Can you help? thanks Cecilia, Queensland

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U need to use a software for you 2 get your data back try this
http://www.runtime.org/data-recovery-software.htm

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To convert a FAT partition to NTFS, perform the following steps.

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Please follow the steps below to resolve the issue if you are not comfortable doing this then just take help from any friend or neighbour if this did not resolve the issue then replace the drive asap because it is a hardware issue.


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2. Click "File" in the menu.

3. Click "Export" from the drop-down menu.

4. Click the down arrow beside "Save In" and select Local Disk

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5. Type Backup.reg in the File Name field.

6. Click Save.

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4. Click the plus (+) sign beside System.

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