Question about Western Digital 500GB My Book World Edition 500 GB Hard Drive
I purchased a WD 500 GB My Book for my PC at the end of January as a temporary solution to store photos. The plan was to get two 500 GB hard drives so I would have a backup as my computer had about 8% storage space available.
I downloaded less than 100 GBs on it. At some point the external drive turned itself off and as I was busy, I didn't bother with it.
Today several months later, I turned it back on. The My Book icon was gone and when I clicked the F:/ drive icon a window popped up saying "disk not formatted. Would you like to format now?"
The usage info reads 0 bytes used and 0 bytes available. Is there any chance my photos are still there? If so, how do I retrieve them?
These photos are invaluable to me!! In fact, the reason I turned the drive on tonight is I am compiling a photo montage for the celebration of life of a very close family friend (who we consider family) who suddenly passed away this week.
I appreciate any help anyone can provide. Thank you! - Wendy
You can use the "digital image recovery software" to get your photos back. Thats what I did and I got the same error when I tried to access my photos . In my case I lost the entire folder structure but my pictures are recovered. I am trying to recover my folder structure and looking for the help. I tried atleast 10 different types of software and of no use so far.
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How do I format the external hard drive on a Macintosh computer?
To format the drive for MAC OSX
1. Connect the drive to your computer.
2. Open Disk Utility. (Applications folder > Utilities folder > Disk Utility). Select the hard drive in the left hand column and click on the Erase tab.
3. In the Volume Format drop-down menu, select Mac OS Extended *.
4. Once you have selected the format and have named the drive, click on Erase. You will be presented with a 'Are you Sure' dialog.
5. The drive will format and upon completion will be available for use.
Note: * For the best performance, we recommend using Mac OS Extended format. However, if you will be transferring files between a Windows system and a Macintosh, format the drive as MS-DOS (FAT32) or use a program such as MediFour
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