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Ext hard drive formatted for PS4

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Jakobjakob, Aug 15, 2019.

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  1. Jakobjakob

    Jakobjakob Thread Starter

    Aug 15, 2019
    Hi folks,

    I have a 1tb hard drive containing movies, music etc.

    I connected this hard drive to my PlayStation 4, and from what I remember (it’s been a while) let the ps format the drive in order for it to be compatible with the ps.
    After doing this, the ps did not find any files on the drive.

    Now when connecting the hard drive to my laptop (windows 10) the drive isn’t found and I can’t access any of the files.

    Did I just loose all my movies and music, or is there a way of either making the drive work with my laptop, or extracting the files?

    Thanks in advance, any help is much appreciated
  2. Fireflycph


    Apr 1, 2016
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    If you formatted it then it most likely is gone. There are utilities that claim to be able to recover deleted partitions. However, in this case I think it'll be difficult.
    One of those utilities is Easeus' Partition Recovery. You can find a trial version HERE. It'll tell you if the data can be recovered prior to purchasing the full utility.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
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