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Windows 7: Freecom 1tb lost date needs formatting, recovery help

04 Sep 2012   #1

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Freecom 1tb lost date needs formatting, recovery help

I recently plugged in my hdd into a media player, it worked for a couple of times and then there was an error.

I plugged it into my laptop and it said
'you need to format the disc before you can use it'
and
'the volume does not contain a recognised filesystem'

I really don't wanna format it if at all possible
In disk management its showing as a healthy 931gb drive, in RAW format.

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks

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04 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Zanty, welcome to Seven Forums!


Don't format it yet though RAW doesn't look good.

In Windows disk management does it have a drive letter?
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04 Sep 2012   #3

32bit windows7
 
 

ok thanks, I came very close!
Its showing up as (I) showing up as healthy in disk management
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04 Sep 2012   #4

32bit windows7
 
 

Anyone?
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06 Sep 2012   #5

32bit windows7
 
 

Really hoping for some advice with this please
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06 Sep 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

931GB suggests this is a 1TB drive with no data on it.......do you know how much data you had on it?

Please post a screen capture image of your Disk management window, so we can look at this.

1. Click Start
2. Right-click on My Computer
3. Click Manage
4. Click Disk Management

Freecom 1tb lost date needs formatting, recovery help-management.png

Maximize the screen, then take a screen capture image and post it here in your next reply.

Regards,
Golden


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06 Sep 2012   #7

32bit windows7
 
 

Hi Golden, thanks,
I had roughly 655gb data on it, mostly backups of my existing bluray collection so I could use with my boxee, which i'm guessing i'll have to start over with lolFreecom 1tb lost date needs formatting, recovery help-untitled.jpg


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07 Sep 2012   #8

32bit windows7
 
 

Anyone
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07 Sep 2012   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

The problem is the RAW format - I have no idea how to get around that, apart from formatting, but that means you lose the data.

Let me see if someone else can help - hold on. I've requested more help, but I did find this:

http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/fre...ard-drive.html
http://www.powerdatarecovery.com/download.html

Its a utility from the makers of Partition Wizard (who are well known and recommended here) but I have never used this tool before. Have a look at that and see if its something you would like to try.

Regards,
Golden
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07 Sep 2012   #10

32bit windows7
 
 

Ok many thanks
Will check it out
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