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Windows 7: You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it


29 Jan 2011   #1

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You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it

Windows 7 32 bits

I have an external drive where i have all my data but whenever i connected it the window You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it pops up

so i tried to find a solution online and i followed this link
How to disable: You need to format the disk in drive Z: before you can use it.
and ended up removing the drive letter
but now the system doesnt detect my external hard drive and rather it shows unallocated space

any idea how i can retreive my data

thanks


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29 Jan 2011   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saraben View Post
Windows 7 32 bits

I have an external drive where i have all my data but whenever i connected it the window You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it pops up

so i tried to find a solution online and i followed this link
How to disable: You need to format the disk in drive Z: before you can use it.
and ended up removing the drive letter
but now the system doesnt detect my external hard drive and rather it shows unallocated space

any idea how i can retreive my data

thanks
What was your drive formated previously? Was it encrypted?
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29 Jan 2011   #3

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