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: ForumBest Way to Recover Files from Reformatted External Hard Drive ForumHow to recover a deleted file off an external HDD? ForumCan you retrieve deleted files from external hard drive ForumDoes formatting an external drive erase files ForumReformatting Hard Drive ForumRecover a formatted & deleted partition with 3gb new files ? ForumHelp - external hard drive accidentally reformatted ForumRecovering a deleted partition off an external ForumWindows 7 cant move or delete files on external drive ForumExternal HDD files only visible in Linux. ForumHow do i recover deleted files ? ForumCan't format my external hard drive . Should I wipe it? ForumNeed to format external hard drive , but need help getting my files off of it Forum*NOOB QUESTION* Will my files be deleted ? ForumHelp, I just deleted all files on external drive by mistake!! No! Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumSecondary drive not showing up in windows explorer ForumUSB Flash Drive: Doesn't work anymore ForumHow to Determine a Drive's Reliability? Forum[Solved] New Vista machine won't recognize old XP hard drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !