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Windows 7: toshiba 320 GB external hard disc

03 Jan 2013   #1

toshiba 320 GB external hard disc

Hi. I have a toshiba 320 GB external hard disc but for 2 weeks i cant open it. It says " you need to format " and my external hard disks operating system is FAT32 . If i convert to NTFS im afraid i will lose all the data. what can i do? i tried to convert it by doing cmd and convert h: / FT / NTFS but it didnt work. HELP ME :/

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04 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Hi jangmi,

Welcome onboard.

Download and install MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.6 from Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

Use the Partition Recovery Wizard in it and try to recover the partition.

More help here: Recover a flash drive turned RAW Partition Wizard and TestDisk.

( Scroll down to Recovery with Partition Wizard: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB and follow the steps therein.It applies to external Hard disks too though I performed it on a USB flash drive.)
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04 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

How much data are we talking about here? Can you save the data to dvd and/or thumb drives then format the external drive.
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