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Partial format of WD 1TB external hard drive

The problem I have comes from when I was formatting my pc I accidentally had my external hard drive connected and on so it ended up formatting it too. I was able to catch on and disconnected it at 7% hoping it didn't do much damage but when I connect it to another computer it shows that it's connected when checked in the device manager but it won't show up in My computer. Is there anyway I can be able to recover it myself or do I have to send it in to get it fixed.

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Look on the Internet for a "file scavenger" program.
Compare it to reconstructing the table-of-contents of a book,
by reading each page & chapter of the last 93% of the book,
and recording what you found & where you found it.

You'll need another 1TB drive, if you find anything to "recover".

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You will have to use a data/drive recovery program to fix this - but yes, you should be able to fix it given a bit of time.

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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