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Windows 7: formatted an external to fat32

16 Oct 2010   #11
bigbobbarker

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

i heard about a program called testdisk, have any of you ever used it?


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16 Oct 2010   #12
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi,

Have you tried
Code:
format /FS:FAT32 X:
type 'cmd' into the start menu and right-click then select 'run as administrator'.

Note   Note
Replace X with the drive letter of your choice



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16 Oct 2010   #13
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbobbarker View Post
i heard about a program called testdisk, have any of you ever used it?
Is this the TestDisk program you're referring to?

TestDisk
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
TestDisk
Developer(s) Christophe Grenier
Stable release 6.11 / April 19, 2009; 17 months ago
Development status Active
Written in C
Platform Cross-platform
Type Data recovery
License GNU General Public License
Website TestDisk - CGSecurity


TestDisk is a free data recovery utility. It was primarily designed to help recover lost data storage partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software, certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally erasing a partition table). TestDisk can be used to collect detailed information about a corrupted drive which can then be sent to a tech for further analysis.

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16 Oct 2010   #14
bigbobbarker

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

yes maxwire that is the program
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16 Oct 2010   #15
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the heads-up. I'll have to check that program out some more.

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16 Oct 2010   #16
bigbobbarker

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let me know your findings, please
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