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My secondary hardrive was accidentaly reformateed

I accidentally reformatted my second hardrive. Now it is no longer visibile on my computer. I have not allowed anyhting new to be wrote to the drive. I assume that only the directory is deleted. Please help!

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  • bassem_boss Oct 21, 2008

    my problem is almost the same,.,. but my problem is that my WD passport 160GB didnt have any thing on it,.,. and i have 2 laptops windows,,, and mac,.., THEN I TRIED TO USE MAC TIME MACHINE TO BACK UP MY STUFF,, THEN IT TOLD ME THAT IT WANT TO ERASE EVERY THING ON IT AND I SAID OK,.,. THEN AFTER THAT I CANCELLED THE BACKUP COZ IT WAS BACKING UP 55GB which will take along time,., then i tryed to hook it back to the pc but its not readable,.,. so plz help me .,. tell me what to do so that i can let windows read it again,.,. btw i hooked up mybook to the pc and it worked gr8,.,. i think ma only problem is that i used mac to erase it,.,. maybe it formated it to an mac partion,.,. pls help me return it as it was b4?

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If you format a hardrive using a mac and then plug it in to a pc the pc will also then try to format it.
You have to use the usb hard rive on either a mac or pc. not both.

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Well depending on what type of format, the content may still be retreivable. What is your computer/OS?

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