I have yet to see Smart TVs use any particular partition. All the Samsungs I've encountered take over the entire drive in some XFS file system and so far this can upset those new to TV recorders. Upset owners sometimes think what they record is accessible on a PC later or another TV. (it's not.)
-> But the killer part of your post is that you have files you don't want to lose yet it seems you have no backup copies.
I'd fix that first.
Hi just a general? I Have a portable hardrive with 3 partions on it I was thinking of using one of these partions for recording tv programmes of my ue55f6400. My only concern is when I try this it asks me to format hardrive. As I already have lots of files on the other partions which I don't want to loose I decline at this point. What I want to know is if I continue any further will it show the three partions and ask me which one I want to format or will it just go ahead and format the entire harddrive. You can see my dilemma