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Hello! my device is a maxtor portable storage device PN:9NX2A4-500 SN:2HB18R9R. It has been self-formated somehow and is not traceable by any laptop or desktop I have tried. Is there any kind of free software that solves this problem? What is there to be done so that I can use my device again? Thank you in advance. M.

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Ok install minitool partitioner free and format the hd to fat32
http://www.minitool-partitionrecovery.com/download.html

Posted on Feb 13, 2011

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If it just been formatted and still works and in case you didn't wrote on it anything since the format,the only thing you can do it try to recover the files from the drive, you probably can forget about the OS. There are 2 good apps out there:

  • Recuva - A freeware app, does the job fairly.
  • File Scavenger - For 50$, if you really need those files.
Good luck...

Posted on Feb 13, 2011

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