When you format a external used for storage drive what happens Tags: Hard Drives Storage Format Last response: November 8, 2012 12:43 AM in Storage Share check211 November 6, 2012 5:58:54 PM Hello, how must i format my xternal drive without loosing me data More about : format external storage drive | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove dingo07 November 6, 2012 6:16:12 PM copying the data off the drive Before formatting is the Only way to save the data | Report abuse rgd1101 November 6, 2012 6:22:44 PM Why do you want to format your ext drive? | Report abuse scout_03 November 6, 2012 7:06:27 PM the format will erase all data on the drive so you will loose everything that on it | Report abuse better me November 8, 2012 12:09:43 AM I think you do not real need format you partition, you can extend or reduce you partition instead format, use Miniaide Magic Partition to Resize you partition, you do not need format it. http://www.magic-partition.com/products | Report abuse osamabinrobot November 8, 2012 12:43:31 AM rgd1101 said:Why do you want to format your ext drive? | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>When you format a external used for storage drive what happens> Related ressources: ForumIf i format my hard drive while external hd is connected what would happen ForumExternal Storage Formated in NTFS Issues ForumWhat Happens When a Storage Drive Fails ForumExternal Storage Solution - NAS, Networked RAID drive , or just and external encl ForumWhat happen if i format my hard disk external ForumUSB mass storage device not getting drive letter ForumBrand new external hard drive isn't recognized and unable to format ForumWhat Happens if a drive in a RAID-1 Fails? ForumUSB drive vs External drive Data Retention - Permanent storage ForumHow to Convert RAW External HDD to NTFS or How to Format RAW Drive ? ForumWhat happens if SSD runs out of room??? ForumCan't format my external hard drive . Should I wipe it? ForumHow to repair n format your external hard drive ForumCan't Format External HD. Wrong Capacity is Shown. ForumCannot find or format my external hard drive Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumG50V hard drive kaput? Forum[Solved] Advanced format drive ForumMulti-server Storage Question ForumHow to solve the problem space occupied but files not showned on the flash drive More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !