Aomei NTFS to FAT32 converter screwed up my External HDD, he

December 28, 2012 at 10:10:33
Specs: Windows XP, AMD Athlon 1.06GHz/RAM GB

Hi people, I need your help!!!!

I borrowed my friends ext HDD (Toshiba 750GB) and i converted it for some reason to Fat32, now the Drive shows total size 8GB and the old files are corrupted. The files were top important, pliiiiiiiiiiiiiz help!

info on my pc:
AMD Athlon 1.06
RAM 1GB
...

info on HDD:
Toshiba 593400-c 750 GB


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#1
December 28, 2012 at 10:48:41

I hope that he has those files backed up somewhere because I don't think converting it back to NTFS will help, although you could try it. What made you convert the file system?

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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#2
December 28, 2012 at 11:16:56

I know this doesn't help now but you and your friend need to know this:
All important files need a backup copy. Files that are of particular importance need 2 or more backup copies. Not having such backup copies is asking for trouble.

There a wide variety of reasons why an NTFS to FAT32 conversion could fail. NTFS is a much more complex file system than FAT32 and supports many features that cannot be successfully converted. It must be considered a high risk procedure.

At this point the priority is recovery of the files. Any attempt to fix the drive may make the situation worse.

Sorry, I can't make any specific recommendations regarding recovery. I keep backup copies.

First check if there are backup copies.


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#3
December 28, 2012 at 11:45:39

I recommend you contact tech support at:

http://aomei-ntfs-to-fat32-converte...

Didn't you bother to read anything about the free version of that program. See the info below.

Note the Cons.

You might be able to fix things by purchasing the paid version.

I just have to say this, I am glad I don't have friends like you.

Pros
· Converts to NTFS-FAT 32 and vice versa
· Easy to use setup wizard
· Unlimited drive size formatting in paid version
· Doesn't delete data
Cons
· Free version limited to 8GB per partition


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#4
December 28, 2012 at 12:30:38

Guys, you disappointed me... :P
I found a solution that might help future fools like me who "play" with data without backuping it.
1. Format the disk back to NTFS (some ext HDDs don't support FAT/FAT32)
2. Download "iCare Format Recovery Software" (it has to be full version)
3. Do a scan for lost or deleted files, and after the scan you'll see your files, but only the names 'couse you got to recover them... :P

Thanks anyway.

P.S. This recovering process is killing me :P (7 hours)...


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#5
December 28, 2012 at 13:00:18

I have news for you. The word "format" in first step tells me that you might be disappointed twice today.

How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.


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