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Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini Data recovery (Need Help)

by Badapple456 / April 14, 2009 3:32 AM PDT

I have a 250 GB Maxtor OneTouch 4 Mini and I unplugged the Power Data USB without properly ejecting the hard drive. When I realized my mistake I immediately checked on my files and they were gone. Is there any way to get them back? Is sending it out to recovery labs my only option?

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by Badapple456 / April 14, 2009 3:36 AM PDT

This happened on a Mac with Mac OS X.

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Google these titles.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 3:49 AM PDT




-> I rarely see such instant corruption UNLESS the drive is formatted in bad old FAT32. When you recover, research if you can use the more error resistant NTFS.

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by Badapple456 / April 14, 2009 3:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Google these titles.

How do I find out it it is in FAT32? And how would I change that. Also, NTFS?


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That's done AFTER you try those titles.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 14, 2009 3:58 AM PDT
In reply to: Formatting

And you'll learn the answers along the way.

The change may be destructive to the files so get your files out first.

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