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Ext HD format

so i formatted my external without even thinking about it and deleted all the content it came with. I honestly don't even know what was on it other than the drivers. The name even changed under my computer once it was done. Does any of this even matter? It works fine and the password i put on it stayed.

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Here's an issue.

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I've lost count of folk that passworded a HDD and later can't get at the content. When asked if they had backup copies, they said no.

Those passwords may sound nice, until you ask how much to recover the data.

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Probably not driver but...

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it could be some backup application. Anyway, too late to worry about it.

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Hey @HyperLethalVector!

The fact that the name of the device changed after formatting it won't affect the performance of the device. If the drive works OK , then there's nothing to worry about at the moment.

As for the content, once you reformat the drive it's hard to get the data back, especially if all the new stuff installed actually happens to have used the space formerly occupied by those "lost files" - then they'll be most likely lost!

Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Cheers! Happy

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