transfering files without having to reformat

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May 20, 2011 at 20:11:53
Specs: windows 7 64bit, amd phenomx4 955 blk edit. 8gig of adata1333 ddr3
how in the world do you transfer and view files on a hard drive without having to format/reformat it?
i am using a usb to sata/ide adapter. it will recognize the drive but when i try and access the information, it states that the hdd needs to be formatted before i can use it. which kinda defeats the purpose! please help!!! i have been researching for hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#1
May 21, 2011 at 06:28:03
What type of drive is it? If it's an IDE drive, did you set the jumpers to Slave?

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#2
May 21, 2011 at 09:14:44
If your hardware connections are correct, and diskmanager recognizes the drive, but you cannot access information you know is there, it points to a partition or
directory problem in the file system on the drive. <whew>
You will need a file recovery application to rebuild the directory. Takes the source and a destination drive (2). Something like this is also needed....
http://www.krollontrack.com/data-re...
there are others.
Keep the drives cool while doing this - lots of air flow. Drive size can result in recovery time in excess of 24 hours.

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#3
May 21, 2011 at 13:18:20
it is an ide laptop drive

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May 21, 2011 at 13:45:09
do you need to set the jumper on a ide laptop hdd? i didn't think that it mattered on those, with the device that i am using to do the transfer. also, while on the topic! i know that the drive has data on it but as i stated before, when i try and view whats on the drive, it says that it needs to be formatted in order to use it. when you look at the properties of the drive though, it shows that the hdd is full, which it pretty much is but? it shows solid blue with 0 bytes and says unformatted!

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