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I have this problem with HP Pocket Media Drive, that when I plug it in, it says "You have to format this disk to proceed"
But I have used it many times before.. and I got there some games setups, but I can get them from my friends again.. but the pictures that I have.. Can't I restore them before or after the format any way ?
PLEASE ANSWER SOON !!!
 

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Re: External hard drive: HP Pocket Media Drive problem

None of them worked for me..
TestDisk - Didn't really get it, and wasn't really able to use it.. did something with it but wasn't enough.. :S
Recuva - I was able to recover my pictures but they were in a format that windows didn't recognize :S
GetBackData - Downloaded "Recover Data for FAT & NTFS" from there.. saw the whole folder and was just about to recover, when it said, that it is a trial version, so I can't recover with it :S
Isn't there anything else ? PLEASE !!!
 

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Re: External hard drive: HP Pocket Media Drive problem

Now I tried it in my other comp too (recovering with recuva) and there Windows Photo Viewer says: "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because the file appears to be damaged, corrupted, or is too large."
 

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Re: External hard drive: HP Pocket Media Drive problem

The original data was corrupted and the data recovery software wasn't successful in recovering the data.
 

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Re: External hard drive: HP Pocket Media Drive problem

GetDataBack is worth the money. It does a very good job at recovering data. Much better than the free alternatives. I won't guarantee that you'll get all the files, they could be too corrupted, but if anything on the consumer level can get it, it would be GetDataBack. You want to use the version that matches the file system you are using. These days it's usually NTSF, but I have seen some external drives formatted in FAT32.
 
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