5134 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 13, 2011 9:45 AM by iTechCNS
Hi MarcBart and welcome to apple forums.
You mentioned that you the external WD was working fine before.... and you have not set any partitions on it.. can you tell me was it formatted on FAT32? Or something else.
There is software for data recovery that i can recommend, but I need to know was what format was the drive.
Well there is still a way for you to recover the files, I have used on bad HDD's "Data Rescue" software for data recovery, and this is Bootable CD and does support FAT16, FAT32, in 4 words it does "support Mac and PC" And in your case I believe it was FAT32, so I will recommend you give it a shot.
All of this depends how far you want to take it, and how important is the data on that hard drive.
In case this method I mention above does not work you can do quick format on the drive and use another type of software that most of the time does get all the info on formatted volumes... Depends on what software you use for this. I have seen software for $35 that will do the job and I have seen software for $400..
Like i said really depends how much this data is worth to you?