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Have I lost all data on my external hard drive?

 
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MRJT1983



Joined: 21 Feb 2011
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Location: Cardiff, Wales

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Have I lost all data on my external hard drive? Reply with quote

Hi

I have followed online instructions today to try and get an external hard drive that I've owned for about 2 years to recognise on my PS3 so I can view photos, music and videos etc.

I plugged it straight in without checking formatting and it didnt recognise.

I've now plugged it into the mac and followed instructions to "partition" it - i've done that and clicked apply.

Now plugged it into the PS3 and this time it is recognising the external hard drive?

But where's all the content/files/music/videos? Have I deleted them because I've partitioned it?

I then plugged it back into the mac and now I can't view any of them, only the partitioned drive that has been titled UNTITLED1

Is there anything I can do? Have i lost all my stuff?

Thanks Embarassed
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JonS



Joined: 31 May 2010
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Location: Morecambe

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yoyu've formatted it
that means you've lost all the data
thats what formatting is

now it mey be that the drive was faulty anyway,but whether or not it was, all the data has been destroyed

there are data recovery programs out there which may be able to get back part of the data, however I've never tried that on a Mac and so cannot suggest a specific one
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