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USB drive needs formatting? How do I save my data?

Q: USB drive needs formatting? How do I save my data?

Okay so as ridiculous as it sounds I forgot to make a back up, sue me.

But anyway, I have a lot of important data on this USB that I need to save or recover somehow, and I don't want to just format it and try to recover it that way in case I lose it all forever. I have tried several programs that are meant to be able to recover the data, but all have been unable to even detect the drive even though it appears in the Computer folder.

I attached some photos, can someone help me?

Error message displayed when inserting USB:

Properties of the USB:

Error when attempting Chkdsk:

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A: USB drive needs formatting? How do I save my data?

Just for information, tell us: What all recovery programs did you run?

From the chkdsk operation you carried out, I see your drive appears RAW.

To confirm please post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management - with your external drive connected.

If it does appear RAW,

Download , install and Run MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition 8.1.1.

Run the Partition Recovery Wizard in it, selecting your external drive.

Partition Recovery>Full Disk>Next> Quick Scan>Next

Post the screenshot of the resulting screen.
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A:formatting a drive to NTFS without losing data

I would be very careful about any tips suggesting that you can convert from with file system to another. About the only one I saw work without any problems was Windows 95 going from FAT16 to FAT32.

I'm tempted to discuss the resizing of partitions, and then adding another partition to copy everything over. What you can do is shrink the FAT32 partition to as small as possible, also making sure you use a good program to defragment the partition contents to make shrinking as effective as possible. Then format the extra space with exFAT or NTFS, after you are sure which one you would like to use. Finally, with the contents copied over you just delete the FAT32 partition, and expand the NTFS partition to span the entire disk (this part... is not easy as I make it sound). I've shrunk and expanded NTFS partitions natively within Windows Vista/7, however it doesn't work behind the partition, only after it. Using a third party application to make such modifications before a partition could have consequences.

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A:Sys Crash, Trying To Save Hard Drive Data

Try running chkdsk on the drive: chkdsk X: /f
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A:USB drive formatting back to FAT32 after formatting to NTFS

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

You are correct, you can just format the drive back to FAT32 and no it shouldn't cause any issues doing this.
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A:Save drivers before formatting?

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A:Formatting external drive after dvr formatting


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A:Data hard disk formatting problem


Try it from an elevated command prompt (DOS mode).

1. Click Start
2. In the search box, type cmd
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A:Excel, Formatting/Macro Creation for Data

Are you okay with just a formula? Try this if your data is in A1:


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you could try
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Anyway, while I wait until I can afford to get a new is my question:...Can I go to a computer store and have all that data put on a CD? Then when I get my laptop I can just transfer the data?
Thank you.t

A:How do I save data from old laptop?

Yes. But it will be cheaper to do it yourself with one of these.
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Thanks in advance!

A:BSOD during start up, can I save data?

EDIT: what I typed below won't help you in your case, but it might help some one else so I'm going to leave it and type a new response.

Some settings you can indeed save. Let me clarify, I don't know of a way to save your windows settings atm but i'll look around. You program setting are a bit easier. Make sure you have explorer set to show hidden files and folders. If you go to C:\Users\[username]\AppData you can fidn where a lot of your programs settings are stored. Copy the folders of the programs you plan to reinstall. Also get the folders from the program files folders in c:\. After the clean install. reinstall the programs and replace the folders with the ones you copied from the old installation. This way you will still have you settings for those programs. For example you will still have your browser history and bookmarks, so you want have to track down each and every website again. It sounds like you were hoping to nit have to reinstall all your programs. With Win98 you could just copy the programs folder for some software, but those days have passed. If you still have the installer on your hard drive for any programs you downloaded you can grab those which will make things a little easier for you. Drivers have files that are installed in a bunch of different places, so they must be installed again. Once again, if you still have the installer or a folder the installer extracted to, you can copy that which saves you the effort of having to hunt down drivers on the internet. Hope this answered some of your questions sufficiently.
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A:Vista will NOT boot - Can I save my data?

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A:Disk 2 unstable, plz help save data!

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A:Wants to save data from my external G:\ from Windows 7

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A:Can you upgrade OEM XP with retail XP to save data?

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A:Norton Save and Restore backup data

Originally Posted by Peppurr101

Hi all,
I did a factory image reiinstall of my Vista about a month ago.
My computer has 2 partitions in addition to my C drive.
The D drive is the Norton backup data and the E drive is the Factory Image from Dell that I must not mess with if I ever want to reinstall to Factory Image again.

My questions are these.
Since the reinstall, the old Norton backup data is still on the D partition. When I go into the Save and Restore program to Manage Backups, there is nothing there to delete, but the partition shows about 3/4 full and if you open the partition from my computer, it shows folders and data from before my Factory Image install. Can I delete this stuff manually? Should I?
My other question is when I try to do a backup, the only option that pops up is to backup my E partition. I'd really rather back up my C drive. Should I just not use the Save and Restore and leave well enough alone? Important files like photos and music are backed up to an external drive and I have a RAID mirror incase one of my internal HD's fails?
Or if it ain't broke don't fix it?

Hi Liz, missed this post. Do you still have a problem?

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A:Windows XP Repair In Loop Can I Save Data?

Get a Knoppix CD. It's a live CD that will allow you to boot your computer into Knoppix (a version of Linux) and copy your files where ever you would like, ie: another hard drive, USB storage media, whatever.

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A:Satellite T130-15T - Can't boot, how to save my data?


> I need a return for my product to Toshiba?
No, you can?t return your notebook. It?s depending on your country but normally you have only 14 days to return it. After this it?s not possible.

> How can I extract it without lose my Toshiba warrantly? Can I go to an "approved repairer" who can extract my hard drive, copy my data and this without lose my warranty?
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Is it an external hard drive?

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[If the external disk appears as RAW, then

Download and install MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.6 from Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

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You need to say whether you are new to computers or not and which Windows operating system you have. I remember when we first got a computer many years ago the wife thought that I'd deleted her work. In fact we didn't know whereabouts it was saved and couldn't find our way around. If you are a beginner using Windows 7 try clicking on the Start button and then Documents in the menu that opens to the right. By default that's where things are saved but you can use the Save As option and choose a different location.
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A:Solved: Use Current File Name But Add Data for Save

I used this code and it is capturing the name of the current worksheet:


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My boot up SSD drive seems to be fine, it's just my other hard drive.

64bit Windows 7 Home premium. Full version I bought a a few days ago. The whole computer is new. If you need any further information, let me no.

8GB RAM. Intel Core i5 2500k CPU. Radeon 7850 graphics. 120ish SSD. 1Tb hard drive. Asus P8Z68-V Pro gen3 motherboard.

Edit: having just seen a notice, I've updated the post to contain two attachments. Or atleast I think I have :\

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A:BSOD when formatting or installing on drive drive, error 0x0000003d

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

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* OK your way out.
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A:Boot up error 0xc00000e9 after formatting a usb drive (disk drive)

Hello and welcome betodc mate what is the machine make and model? Because usually to do a factory default you only need to power up and at the same time tapping the default key which is different for different brands, For example for Toshiba it is 0'

That takes it into a recovery partition - I personally have never used a disk or drive when defaulting.
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A:Save the Login data requested during the switch-account

Hello Balubeto,

Since the log in credentials change when you switch, you will not be able to.

An alternative would be to have two separate accounts in Windows 8 with one a local and the other a Microsoft account. This way you could just use "switch user" to sign in to the other instead of switching the account itself.

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