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does Win 7 64-bit Recognize HD Formatted Under Win XP 32-bit?

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  1. pcmac55

    pcmac55 Thread Starter

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    does Win 7 64-bit Recognize HD Formatted Under Win XP 32-bit?

    I am trying to access & retrieve docs on a IDE drive from a 32bit HP

    Attached an adapter to the IDE drive –then to my 64 bit laptop,

    but do not see documents, just a recovery drive & some HP photos

    is that because I need to use a 32 bit computer to be able to see documents?
     
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    Pretty sure XP is only capable of formats FAT, FAT32, or NTFS, and Windows 7 can deal with those. Attach a screen shot of the external drive in Disk Management. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.
     
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    Screen shot attached, looks like HP_PAVILLION was wiped by HP recover software disc, if 140 gig free,

    would I be able to recover the “Documents” folder using recovery software like Recuva?
     

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    The fact that those partitions have "drive" letters means that Windows can read them. All you can do is try data recovery. If Recuva doesn't work I know somebody recently had good results with the Data Recovery part of EASEUS Partition Master
     
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