1.    02 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    How to initialize external HDD??

    Since I put vmWare 10 on my laptop , my external HDD wont initialize. it says its there but when i try to initialize it tells me my drive is too small for GPT, Its 500gb. When I installed VMWare i might have had the external connected and i believe i opted for to split partitions into 8 parts. I have some data and files on the drive that i need but once i take them off i will just format it. So how can i initialize the drive and/or get my data and store it some where safe? I am running windows 10 BTW
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  2.    03 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 826
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    If you can't read the drive using normal means, the only way to recover the files is using Windows data recovery software. A good free app is Recuva. If that doesn't work, you should consider using Active@File Recovery Pro. It's free to download, install, and try out but the recovery of larger files requires a license.
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