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Windows 7: EXT HDD issue after scan disk, now prompts to format??


06 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
EXT HDD issue after scan disk, now prompts to format??

Hi All,

This is my first post.

I have an external HDD that I back up all my pics and personal info to, any way the last few times I pugged it in it would prompt me to scan and fix errors or continue without.

This time I selected fix errors and it found some and fixed them but now it prompts me to format the drive to use it.

How do I fix this it has all my info on it?? I just want my files.

Please help.

Thanks Brizee


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06 Jan 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Can you view these files in Windows Explorer?

Can you post a screen capture image of your Disk Management screen here please?

Regards,
Golden
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06 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Golden,

Its Disk 3 which is supposed to be a 1TB WD not the 128 GB it's showing.

EXT HDD issue after scan disk, now prompts to format??-capture-1.png

Thanks Brizee


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06 Jan 2013   #4

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OK. Can you browse this drive in Windows Explorer?
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06 Jan 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, Its not visible.
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06 Jan 2013   #6

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Can you right click on the disk in Disk Management and give it a Drive letter?
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06 Jan 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep Its now visible as G:
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06 Jan 2013   #8

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Can you see your files now?
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06 Jan 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

And prompts me to format the drive.
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06 Jan 2013   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Here's a screen shot;
EXT HDD issue after scan disk, now prompts to format??-capture-1.png


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