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Windows 7: Seagate FreeAgent 1TB now RAW files ystem

04 Jun 2013   #1
goke

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Seagate FreeAgent1TB now RAW (works fine w/MAC OS)

UPDATE.........Been using the drive for 2 years, figured the reason why it's no longer working on my windows 7 pc is because i been using it on my gf's Mac(my hdd is write only)
Since the hdd is no longer recognized by my windows pc
I may have to purchase another external just to back up my files using my gf's mac then re-format my free agent 1tb to a more windows/mac friendly format


any other suggestions



it's suppose to be about 80% full
also not recognized on TestDisk




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06 Jun 2013   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

This is usually a file system problem. All of your files are still there, but the file system has lost track of them.

You can use a program like the free Partition Wizard which has a function to rebuild the MBR. This is assuming the disk is a MBR disk and not a GPT system - do you know?

I also recommend trying to recover the files using a program like the free Recuva before starting anything. There is always a chance of something destructive happening unintentionally when playing with the file system.

The first thing I would try is to change the drive letter (in Disk Management) to G: . A: and B: are reserved for legacy floppy disk drives. That is a pretty safe procedure.
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06 Jun 2013   #3
goke

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Thank you, will try those possible solutions as soon as I can.
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06 Jun 2013   #4
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

This is normally caused by un-plugging the HDD too many times without using safely remove hardware...so get into the habit of doing that.
Best of Luck getting your data back.
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08 Jun 2013   #5
goke

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Ed.
grayed out options for drive...

26 hours later analyzing on testdisk
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09 Jun 2013   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

The options in Partition Wizard will be greyed out until you click on a drive to highlight it.

Is it that the drive is not recognized at all in PW?
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10 Jun 2013   #7
goke

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

windows has been having trouble recognizing the drive connected(although Safely Remove hardware/media mentions 'Safely Remove FreeAgent Drive'
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11 Jun 2013   #8
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi goke,

The thread Recover a flash drive turned RAW Partition Wizard and TestDisk. should help you in using TestDisk or Partition Wizard for partition recovery.

Follow the steps carefully.

I would advise that you go with Partition Wizard first.

EDIT: Run Partition Wizard and put out a screenshot as to how your 1TB drive looks in it.
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12 Jun 2013   #9
goke

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

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12 Jun 2013   #10
goke

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

i have over 700 gigs of music(FLAC format).....would i need another 1 TB drive to recover my files with the help of TestDisk?
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