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How to save files on an unformatted hard drive

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January 20, 2013 4:59:22 PM

Hello,

I saved lots of photos on a new external hard drive. My computer did not ask me to format it. Later, when I plugged it in again, I'm told I have to format it to use it, thereby losing all data. Foolishly, the pictures are not backed up elsewhere. Is there any way to recover them?
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January 20, 2013 5:32:35 PM

NolanTpt said:
Hello,

I saved lots of photos on a new external hard drive. My computer did not ask me to format it. Later, when I plugged it in again, I'm told I have to format it to use it, thereby losing all data. Foolishly, the pictures are not backed up elsewhere. Is there any way to recover them?


You could not have saved anyting on it if it was not formatted...
So somehow something broke by the time you replugged it in..
If yui agreed to the reformat it will be tricky to get the stuff back
Sure someone can link some software that may do it..

But yes.. you are an idiot not to have a backup of important stuff like personal phots etc.

Cheers
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