I have a Seagate 120GB external USB HDD with TONS of my work on...I mean TONS!!
Its FileSystem is FAT32.
The other day, I disconnected it from my computer, where it was working fine, and took it to school 'cause my project was on it. I got there and plugged it into my computer and it didn't work. I thought I didn't connect it properly, but I looked in "My Computer" and there it was, but it was called "Local Disk (F:)" instead of what I had named it. Right. I double clicked on it. It said...
"The disk is not formatted. Would you like to format it now?"
I looked in Properties and it said the file system was RAW, meaning it wasn't formatted.
I took it home and plugged it into my computer. Same problem. Now...I open up CompuApps Swissknife and look at the drive. It says it is formatted as FAT32. Weird. I plug it into a MAC and look at it using Disk Utility. Says its formatted as FAT32, but I can't reach any of the files in it.
So, what might have caused this? Is there any way of retrieving the files? I know it was formatted as FAT32, but Windows doesn't seem to think so...and MAC won't recognise it. I don't think it could have "self-formatted"....
Is there any way of making Windows recognise it as an FAT32 drive instead of RAW?
I've got loads of my work on there, I mean like video projects, graphics projects, school work etc... and I need some help on retrieving the files.
Any help would be MUCH appreciated.