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Toshiba canvio 1 tb is displaying red where it used to be blue when I click Computer and it's drives.

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It sounds like the drive could be full? Right click the drive and select properties. It will show you how much of the drive is used up

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SOURCE: How can i format 1TB Toshiba Canvio portable hard

Right Click on your new drive in the Computer

Choose a File System (NTFS is ideal most cases) and give the new volume a name if you choose. You might like to call it something like "Portable Drive," or "Removeable Drive." If not, just take the defaults and click "OK."

You will get one last warning that you are about to format your drive and erase all data. Click OK to proceed. When you see the process has reached 100%, you are done and you're new external hard drive is ready to use!

Posted on Oct 28, 2010

SOURCE: I pluged my Toshiba Canvio Plus 750gb External HD

Download and Install SwissKnife!
(Unzip the file you just downloaded)
Plug in the external HDD ,run SwissKnife and select the format option!

Posted on Dec 15, 2010

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SOURCE: I pluged my Toshiba Canvio Plus 750gb External HD

Sounds like a 2 part question.

Part 1, how do you use the drive on the computer to watch recorded shows from you DVR, simple install EX for windows which will allow your computer to access Linux formatted drives.

Part 2, how do you retrieve the files that were on it before, that depends how many new files you've put on it since. When the DVR formatted the drive it didn't erase the old files and they could easily be found again with a very inexpensive program. Each show you've recorded since will have overwritten some of the files. I will give you a link below for a review I wrote of such a program. Don't buy it right away, download the trial and scan the Toshiba, the program will show you a list of files it can recover then if you think it's worthwhile for the files it shows, only then pay for the program and recover the files.

Link for EX?

The author provides this driver for free but asks you donate to show your appreciation.

Data recovery software:

Hope this helps FixYa,


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SOURCE: I have a toshiba canvio 320GB external hard drive

Hi. Thanks for your question.

  • Here's what else you can do.
  1. Check the USB cable. Make sure it's connected securely. to make sure test with other device or computer to determine that cable is OK.
  2. Once you know you are using good cable you need to make sure that Hard Drive isn't at fault. Trying to use it in other PC is the best method of making sure that everything is OK with it.

Do not hesitate to come back and ask more if none of these solutions helped you. I am sure one of FixYa expert's will be able to help you.

Thank You for using FixYa.

Posted on Jan 17, 2011

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SOURCE: How to format a Toshiba

Just make sure you have any and all data that you want saved moved elsewhere before proceeding.

Posted on May 06, 2011

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