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Old 09-24-2012, 01:46 PM #1
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External hard drive with dead enclosure question

Alright, So my mybook live enclosure died the other day. I decided to take it out and just hook it up to my PC since it has all of my media on it.

I plugged it in and everything seems to be fine except that it wants me to format the drive to use it. This thing has a TB of media i dont want to lose. Anyone know how i can get the stuff off it without reformatting?
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:18 PM #2
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What file system does it have right now? I pulled my external drive out of its enclosure when the AC adapter stopped working and it worked fine in my PC.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:43 PM #3
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Thats a good question.

Theres 2 drives that show up. 1 is like 500mb the other is the rest of the storage. Both show unknown file system.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:46 PM #4
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Was it one of those moderated drives that has software installed on the computer, or software that pops up when you plug it in? If so, dunno what to tell you besides to google how to get around it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:49 PM #5
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it has software but not really. It just shows up as mass storage on the network and the software is for other things.

Ive been googling for about 2 hours and havent come across anything overly helpful.
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Google turned up the following:

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Originally Posted by http://community.wdc.com/t5/My-Book-Live/Data-recover-on-a-My-Book-Live-2TB-HELP/td-p/430120
Try Disk Internals Linux Reader for Windows. People have had great success with this program and it's free... Lemme know how you make out.

http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-reader/
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:25 PM #7
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I was gonna say try a liveCD and see if it shows up in Linux if what Mustang suggested doesn't help any.
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ubuntu live CD didnt help. Already tried
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Do you have another mydrive that you could swap it out with?
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Did the link I provided not prove to be useful?
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