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'This Drive Must Be Formatted'? brand new toshiba art 1tb just stoped working?!

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scotlass

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Are you absolutely sure that the folders you were looking at were the Windows ones and not the Ubuntu ones ?
yeah, they were the folders i had created on my external before it broke on me :(
 

Armageddon

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You could run Recuva overnight yes due to the size of your drive , as I said earlier it may not recover anything but I have used it on many occasions and always managed to recover something , just make sure you recover any files to the laptop hard drive you can always move them back
 

JedTheFed

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Seems like a lot of work. I would try going to the command prompt and typing

CHKDSK G: /F

Works for me :)

Gary
 

KenB

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This tread is 4 years old Gary - I doubt that the OP will be following it now.

Welcome to FpcH :)
 
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