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I backed up my files with Iomega Automatic Backup Pro. I reformatted my hard drive. I downloaded the program again to the new partition on my hard drive. Now I can't get the backup to restore. It will only restore Documents & Settings, nothing else.

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Make sure the file system you used to back up is the same as to restore.

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My iomega ex hd wanted to reformat. it started but i stopped it before thew end. did I loose all the info on it


Unfortunately, you probably did. However, you do have a few options to fix it.

Option 1: Recover deleted files/partitions

Download the active@ partition recovery utility and try running that. I'm not 100% sure how this program works, so you might need to look around the site for some tutorials or something to get it working, but it seems like a pretty good solution.

Option 2: Rebuild the partition.
In order to do this you need to know what file system was originally on the drive. It will most likely be NTFS or FAT32. The best way to do it is to get a linux live cd like the System Rescue CD. Download the .iso file and burn it to a disk, then boot your computer from the disk. Keep hitting enter until you get a command prompt (should say root@sysresccd$). At that point plug in your external drive and wait a minute or two, then type "fdisk -l" (NOTE: That's an "ell", not an "eye". Also, don't type the quotes). You should see some entry on there for /dev/sdb, but it probably won't have any partitions at the moment, which is fine. However, write down the size of your Type "fdisk /dev/sdb" to enter the disk formatting screen. Now type the following:
n (to create new partition)
p (for primary partition)
1 (for partition number)
default for First cylinder
1 (for partition number)
7 (for NTFS partition)
w (to write changes)

Next, type "ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /mnt/backup" and "ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt/windows". This will mount your external drive and internal drive to /mnt/backup and /mnt/windows respectively. Type "cd /mnt/windows" then "mkdir backup" to create another folder. Now type "rsync -av --progress /mnt/backup backup/" to copy everything available in your external drive to your internal drive. Hopefully you can get your stuff back, best of luck!

Tj

Aug 22, 2011 | Iomega Prestige 1 TB USB 20 Hard Drive

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I just reformatted my 500GB eGo Helium USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive so that my PC running Windows 7 would recognize it. It is now recognized, but not seeing any of the files on the drive. Is there...


All your files are still stored on the hard drive.They're just invisible or inaccessible.You can recover them with data recovery software.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/
I used this one to recover files from my infected laptop and it worked.Anyway,you can download it and scan your hard drive for free to preview whether you can recover your data.
Hope this help!

Aug 16, 2011 | Iomega - eGo Helium 500GB Portable USB 2.0...

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I1am using win xp service 2 and i want to reformat my pc to service pack 3 how do i back up my files


If you already are running XP with SP2 you do not need to reformat, just download and install SP3.

May 04, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 Full...

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Hi, I have an iomega Prestige 2tb desktop hard drive which i was using on a PC but now want to use it for my macbook pro. How do i reformat the hard drive for Mac? Thankyou


Connect it to your Mac and open Disk Utility. Find the disk in the left pane of the Disk Utility window, click on it, then click the Erase tab in the right pane. Choose your format, then click the Erase button. If the disk does not appear in the left pane or is grayed out, click the Erase or Partition tab first, then select the disk.

Note: the "MS-DOS" format is the FAT-32 filing system. You will have to partition the volume (Partition tab) to use it since FAT-32 cannot cover the entire drive in one partition (I think it is limited to 80 GB). Microsoft won't let Apple use an NTFS volume for Write operations, but FAT-32 can be read and written by both Mac and Windows systems. If you think you may want to use the drive to share files with the PC, make two partitions - one formatted as Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and a smaller one formatted as FAT-32.

Jan 06, 2011 | Iomega 2TB Prestige External Hard Drive

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Toshiba Satellite auto backing up all, maxing out D


This sounds like your Toshiba software is the program performing the auto backup. Go into the start button and find the Toshiba Auto backup program and start it. Go to settings and from there you can edit the settings to either backup once a week, month or never. Go to control panel > folder options > View > scroll down a little past where you check "show hidden files and look for a checked box "Hide Protected Operating system files". Uncheck this box, click apply and ok.

If you want to clear out that partition of all the backup files and you are sure you do not need them or you would like to use the space to keep music, pictures etc. Then I can show you how to go the the control panel and reformat that particular partition to clear it.

First, just try to go to the partition and open it. If you see all the files in there, you can simply select all and delete. If you still cannot see the files in the partition, then lets reformat it. Go to the control panel > administration tools > computer management > look in the left pane and click on disc management. The service will load all the drives at this point. Look in the middle pane, lower half for your setup, you should see your drive with two partitions listed side by side. On the "D" partition, you can right click anywhere in the "D" drive area and select "delete Simple volume". This will erase everything on the partition and make the partition unallocated space. Once that is done, right click on the unallocated space and select "Make simple volume". This will bring up a short guide to format the partition. It is already setup to format to the ntfs system, when the small window comes up it will ask you what drive letter to give the new partition, choose "D" and check that "Perform quick format" is checked. It will take a very short time to format the partition, once it is done you can exit from the program. Reboot the machine and enjoy a new empty partition ready to accept files. Go back into the control panel and folder options and check the box to hide the protected system files.

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My Aspire G600P desktop has a Fat 32 file on the C drive. I have bought a Verbatim External hard drive which has Nero Back it up which has an autoback up which formats the internal hard drive with NTFS....


You cannot switch file systems and keep the data, you can however backup your data and reformat your hd, then proceed to copy from the backup media to the reinstalled OS. there are many tools to do both task, I would recommend download a linux live cd and backup to your external drive from there, then just reinstall windows and format your drive with an NTFS partition. I hope this helps.

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Why is my Verbatim USB hard drive asking me again to format the hard drive, i have saved data on it already but it says it will delete all data if formating again Please help ?????????????


this happens when the partition table information get corrupted, use partion table recovery software, the data on the hard drive is safe

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Reformatted computer, found files with GHS & GHO,how to recover?


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Reformating all the time.


Get a freeware data recovery software program (google for it). Be sure not to reformat the drive or copy any other files to it.

After you recover your files, run the maxtor diagnostics on it (do a full diag procedure).


Feb 10, 2009 | Maxtor Hard Drive

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Cannot restore data from iomega backup pro


yes..that is quite the case. you may wish to do a restore all approach, perhaps to another drive, if you have that option.

Feb 11, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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