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USB external disk got formated after connecting with windows 7 loptop

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by akumar, Apr 29, 2010.

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  1. akumar

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    my requiremnt was i want to copy some files from win xp loptop to win 7 loptop. when i connect my USB external disk to windows 7 loptop. my system explorer not responed. then i ejected that disk, connect back to xp loptop. but that disk is not responding.... it is showing empy disk. it not allowing to copy any file. I am not formatted that disk. how can recover files from that disk. It my disk formatted by windows 7 loptop..? please advice me how to recover my disk
     
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    When you say it is not responding, what do you mean? Does Windows XP recognize the disk and give you a drive icon with a drive letter? And you can click on that icon and a window opens? And that window is empty? Is that what you mean?
     
  3. akumar

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    Thanks for your reply. Yes,correct what you said.
    The drive is showing empty window(0 bytes) in windows xp. Please guide me how to recover.
     
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    Maybe data recovery software, such as Recuva.
     
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    I tried with Recuva, but no luck. It is saying "The system can't find the file specified".

    If I try to copy any file in to that drive it is throwing error "cannot copy.: can't find the specifield file. Make sure you specify the correct path and file name" please suggest
     
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    If you are trying to recover data try other data recovery software, and don't try to write to the drive.

    If you are just trying to regain use of the USB drive try formatting it.
     
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