Will files be deleted when reformatting an external drive Tags: Hard Drives External Drive External Hard Drive Storage Last response: May 20, 2009 1:54 AM in Storage Share alexsandor1 May 19, 2009 2:12:10 AM For some reason, when I plug in my external hard drive, my mac and pc reply that my external drive (simpletech (re)drive)needs to be formatted. I am wondering if this would delete the oh so valuable data? please help... More about : files deleted reformatting external drive bigfysh3 May 20, 2009 1:48:29 AM yes. Formatting the drive will erase the drive and you will lost the data! dokk2 May 20, 2009 1:54:30 AM ^ Most certainly will be.. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDeleted Windows 7 from external hard drive. Can I recover the files? Forum SolvedHow to recover deleted files from external hard drive Forum Recover deleted files from external hard drive after formatting from windows to mac Forum SolvedHow can I recover my files on a external drive when it says to reformat it before you can use it Forum Virus deleted files in any external drive? Help! Forum Can't Access my External WD Drive, need to recover files, asks to be reformatted? Forum Help, I just deleted all files on external drive by mistake!! No! Forum How can i recover my files in WD external drive disk when it says reformat it before you can use it Forum External hard drives after transferring files can they be deleted from the compu Forum Ask password to delete files on External Drive Forum can i safely delete backed up files on external hard drive? Forum How to open files from my external hard drive after reformat Forum SolvedAvoid external drive re-formatting Forum Windows 7 cant move or delete files on external drive Forum Delete files on external hard drive affect SSD? Quick Question. Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive - Large File with no Extension created upon delete? Forum Can't delete or rename files on external hard drive Forum To delete all files including rar and zip from external drive Forum Cannot Delete Folder or file on external Hard Drive, "file or directory is corrupt or unreadable" Forum HELP. hacker deleted the contents of the external drive. I need to retrieve them. HELP Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !