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My passport Essential USB HDD drive won't formAt

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I have this external hdd drive by name My passport Essential which was working fine before I gave it out now I got it back it won't show on my PC instead it shows as a local disk but the issue is that It won't let me formAt it it's file extension is RAW and windows does not recognize it pls I wouldn't mind loosing my data I just want it back

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(03-19-2016, 10:00 AM)BOBclinton Wrote: I have this external hdd drive by name My passport Essential which was working fine before I gave it out now I got it back it won't show on my PC instead it shows as a local disk but the issue is that It won't let me formAt it it's file extension is RAW and windows does not recognize it pls I wouldn't mind loosing my data I just want it back

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Connect the HDD to the PC then open Disk Management
does the HDD get detected there?
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(03-19-2016, 08:34 PM)hovatek Wrote:
(03-19-2016, 10:00 AM)BOBclinton Wrote: I have this external hdd drive by name My passport Essential which was working fine before I gave it out now I got it back it won't show on my PC instead it shows as a local disk but the issue is that It won't let me formAt it it's file extension is RAW and windows does not recognize it pls I wouldn't mind loosing my data I just want it back

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Connect the HDD to the PC then open Disk Management
does the HDD get detected there?

Yes it does even a drive letter is even assigned to it

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(03-20-2016, 12:35 PM)BOBclinton Wrote: Yes it does even a drive letter is even assigned to it

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Try using the M3 RAW partition recovery software @ https://blog.hovatek.com/how-to-fix-an-e...in-windows
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Didn't work at all

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(04-11-2016, 07:52 AM)BOBclinton Wrote: Didn't work at all

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Right-click on it in Device Manager and let me know the available options
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You can format it with command prompt:

in cmd >> diskpart;
list disk; (find your desired disk to format)
select disk x (x is the assigned number to the disk)
clean.
be sure to confirm you are cleaning the right disk. you might end up ruining your piece.
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