External hard drive Tags: Hard Drives External Hard Drive Lacie Storage Last response: January 18, 2012 10:32 PM in Storage Share dickdastardly January 18, 2012 5:54:26 PM Hello, lacie 1 tb external hard drive was accidentally reformatted to8gb now cannot access previous data More about : external hard drive | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove kajabla January 18, 2012 6:24:33 PM You'll have to use some kind of recovery software. You could pay a tech store to do it for you, but it'd be expensive. If you haven't done much to the drive since then (don't do ANYTHING), it should work. | Report abuse Ubrales January 18, 2012 10:32:25 PM First, stop writing to the drive. Download 'RECUVA' and see whether that helps. Here are a whole bunch of data recovery programs, some free - https://www.google.com/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GG... | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>External hard drive> Related ressources: ForumHow to Backup or Retrieve Corrupt external usb Hard Drive Data? ForumHow to repair n format your external hard drive ForumHow to recover data from a broken external hard drive ForumExternal USB hard drive extended partitions issue ForumTranscend external hard drive ForumI cant watch videos from my external hard drive on my laptop ForumTranscend external hard drive asking to format ForumHow do you fix bad sectors on hard drive WD i HTS54 External ForumCannot find or format my external hard drive ForumRestoring files from external hard drive ForumNew external Hard Drive clicking sound first few seconds and stops ForumExternal hard drive prices ForumAdapter to computer wont work after plugging in external hard drive ForumInstall backtrack external hard drive now getting bad pool header message ForumMy external hard drive is not working ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. ForumProblems with an external hard drive. PLEASE HELP! ForumWhy after changing the power supply to an external hard drive will the light com ForumExternal hard drive esata & firewire 800 for mac ForumExternal hard drive must reformat to view More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !