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Accesing data from old hard drives. deleting some material leaving oper sys in tack. to be used as new backk up

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Just plug the old hard drive into your new system insuring that the setting of the jumpers on the old harddrive are set to slave. then when you boot up your system your operating sustem will detect the old harddrive and then you can access if in the my computer folder. In order to keep the the operating system working in the old harddrive do not delete any system files just delete the data you copied in to the harddrive, to be safe do not delete anything in the windows folder in the old harddrive

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I was following online instructions to change the format on my external to FAT32 for PS3. " if the file system type is 'NTFS" right click and select "Delete Partition or Delete...


Probably not ... FAT32 (File Allocation Table - 32 (bit)) is an older method (Upgrade of FAT16) than NTFS (New Technology File System) which was introduced on 'professional' machines that came with the NTFS, so called NT4 (following Windows 3.11 ) operating system.

Anytime you delete the material on your drive, it can be recovered. Cheaply is not a word typIcally used in this process. Typically, what one hears when taking about hard drives and files it MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A BACK UP.

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My book has filled up and does not have any space to copy the hard drive. How do I delete old data to make room for the new data?


Well if you don't need the data that is on the book you could format the hard drive, but just remember that once you format the hard drive all the data in it will be permanently lost! So you might want to go through everything that you have in the book before formatting it, you might just want to delete all the data that is no longer necessary!!


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you could download and install an undelete program there are many of these which are totally free to use once you have finished just uninstall it or you could just leave it on your hard drive

http://majorgeeks.com/Free_File_Recovery_d6792.html
Free File Recovery is a small and easy to use application that will help you to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital cameraclip_image001.gifmemory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!

here is another yould use if you have no luck with the first

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FreeUndelete restores deleted files, including those removed from Windows Recycle Bin. In case of accidental removal of files on a NTFS (1.0 and 2.0) (default for Windows Vista , XP, 2000 and NT), FAT32, FAT16 or FAT12 file systems this is the utility to help.
Supported file systems:
NTFS 1.0, NTFS 2.0, FAT12, FAT16 and FAT32
The recovered files are saved into a new user-selected location to prevent overwriting the deleted files on the original media. hope this helps



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I have deleted some files on a Western Digital My Book external HD. It is a LAN drive. Do not know how to undelete these files again.


If you are using windows, files are transferred to the Recycle Bin before permanent deletion unless they are too large, in which case they are permanently deleted.

After permanent deletion, recovery is not possible without specialist reconstruction software and even then may be very difficult or impossible, especially if the drive has been defragmented or formatted

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How do I erase all info on my computer I am getting a new computer and am donating old one, do not want any personal info left on computer


You need to format the hard drive(s).

Right click on the hard drive in 'My Computer' and select 'Format'. This will erase all data on the hard drive. Note, however, that this will also remove the operating system (Windows?) and make the computer inoperable until a fresh operating system is installed.

If you wish to leave the operating system intact you will need to delete all your data folders and files and then empty the recycle bin. This method is not as secure as a format, as the files will actually still exist but only recoverable with specialist software.

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Accidentally deleted files from My Book - possible to recover?


These two articles recover WD Mac and restore Trash Mac may worth for a glance. But the first thing you need to take care is do not put more items to your WD drive where those stuff originally located. Best regards.

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How to open without format when i open my drive it displayed do u want to format if i foramt my drive i will lose my data pls tell me how to open it without format


Windows has found a problem with the F.A.T. (File allocation table), thus windows wants to format the drive. Other Dos mode commands like FIXMBR, (fix master boot record) may make retrieving your data impossible.
There is a way to get around this with out loosing all your data.
Before we get started I need you to check the data cable & power cable connected to the drive. Unplug the power cord from the PC. Open your case. Disconnect the power cable & data cable from the drive. Than re-connect the power cable & data cable, follow the data cable to the motherboard & check it's connection.
(By doing this you are making sure the cables are fully connected, sometimes they come loose but you can't tell just by looking at them). Put your case back together & plug in the power cord.
Load your windows CD into CD-ROM. Start up your system & at the same time press the F8 key on your keyboard every two seconds. A screen like the one below will load;

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Choose your CD-ROM with windows in it.
Windows will see you have a version installed & it will give you other options. Read the screen prompts. You want to create a partition within the free space of your drive. Follow windows instructions. Windows will creating a new partition . Install windows into that new partition. (This will be a full install). Your old windows will not load.
The data within your old partition will not be deleted!
When you have finished installing windows update it. Install motherboard drivers, printer drivers & programs ect. When finished you can now copy folder & data to the new windows. (All this will take time). Most data will be located in folder shown below. You can copy & past the data / folders from the old partition to the new windows;
C:Documents and Settings User nameApplication DataMicrosoftAddress Book
C:Documents and Settings User nameDesktop
C:Documents and Settings User nameFavorites
C:Documents and Settings User nameLocal SettingsIdentities
C:Documents and Settings User nameMy Documents
Data from any program you may have installed.

When you are 100% sure you have recovered all your data, you can delete the old partition through windows disk management. How to run disk management?
Click the start button & click Run. Type, diskmgmt.msc into the run window & click ok. Within in disk management you'll see all partitions on your hard drive, you'll also see your CD-ROM & any other drives What was once your C: drive will most likely be labeled to another letter. To find your old windows right click on a drive within disk management & click open. (Make sure you do not delete the wrong partition / Windows).
To delete the old partition right click on the old partition & click, Delete Partition. Close all opened windows & restart. Windows will automatically add the drive space to your new partition.
Operation complete.

Good luck!
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Note- this software is works only with windows operating system so, connect your Memory Card, Phone, HDD or any other Storage Device to computer to recover data.



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empty your trash. and youu be pleased

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Restoring deleted files


now, that's going to take a miracle..I'm assuming that you have just this one backup?

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