Cannot access External HD without Reformattin

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Tom - Dec 13, 2010 at 04:21 AM
 Tom - Dec 16, 2010 at 08:14 AM
Hello,

I have a seagate external hard drive with 250 GB,I can use it without a problem in a windows XP,but when i try in another XP,or vista,it is saying the drive is not formatted,do you want to reformat,well,of course I do not want to!Any help would be appreciated.


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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Dec 13, 2010 at 04:29 AM
Hello,
Right-click on the drive --> Properties --> let me know the file system. Is it RAW ?
Good Luck
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Yes,it is saying that it is RAW.
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Dec 13, 2010 at 04:38 AM
Hello,

Try this 1.

If the "File System" is RAW, then may be partition got damaged or corrupted.

Click on the below link and download the file.

http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/download/pdr6free.exe

Select the option "Damaged Partition Recovery". It will recover the data from

the damaged partition.

Good Luck.
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When i click on the download,alot of downloads appear,which one is the right one?
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Dec 13, 2010 at 10:49 AM
Hello,
Try this 1
Seems like there is problem in that site. I had updated the link. Download it. After launching the
application, check the check box that says "I am a home user, please launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition" and then click on "Launch Power Data Free Edition" button --> Click on "Damaged Partition Recovery"
Good Luck
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I am Using it right now,using full scan.
Thanks a bunch!
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Hi,i used full scan,but it didnt show all the files,the files are wii isos,on the wii they show up,but not on the pc,neither with mini tool,what do i do?
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Dec 15, 2010 at 06:04 AM
Hello,
Try this 1
It depends on the corrupted or damaged partition regarding recovering all the files.
Click on the below link and follow the instructions
https://www.minitool.com/data-recovery/raw-disk-file-recovery.html
Good Luck
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