Formatted USB SD card now ext HD files system has gone

  1. Posts : 2
    win 10

    Formatted USB SD card now ext HD files system has gone

    As title
    I have just formatted a SD card, extracted a bin file to it
    As it happned i had my ext HD plugged in
    I never selected this drive at all throughout
    so the extraction of the bin file is sent to the SD card, it finishes
    I remove the SD crd and open file explorer for the ext HD which is partitioned into two (was)
    Its now an unallocated drive, no drives listed at all for the ect HD

    It has all my saved pics, docs etc
    What to do?
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  2. Posts : 193
    Win 10 - 21H1

    Hello, if somehow your ext HDD has been formatted, you might be able to use recovery software to recover the partition / data. Link below.

    I would first turn everything off and hope when I booted the issue was a drive letter issue, maybe something got mixed, but not too much. Good luck, I hope you get your data back.

    Lazesoft Recovery Suite Free, Free Windows System Recovery, Free Data Recovery, Free Windows Password Recovery, Free Disk Clone

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  3. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,673
    windows 10

    You need free specific partition recovery software if they are recovered files will be there
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  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 6,610
    Windows 10 Home 20H2

    I once used the above freeware to successfully recover files from an accidentally deleted partition.
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