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Okay my title isn't great, kinda misleading. But problem is this, I have a 1Tb HP simplesave drive (absolute crap) so i took it out of the enclosure and installed it with Sata in my system, now it sees it as unformatted and wants me to format it but I have around 400Gb of stuff i want to keep on there, and I expected it to just see it was already formatted and ready to use ... How can i set it up so that i see its already set up without having to put it back in the enclosure and copying all that stuff off and then putting it back on?
   
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The device likely had some kind of encryption or something on the drive. Maybe even some strange partition mapping... WD does the same crap with their externals and unless the enclosure is working, you cannot get the data. I can even scan it with R-STudio and it will just find nothing.
 
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The device likely had some kind of encryption or something on the drive. Maybe even some strange partition mapping... WD does the same crap with their externals and unless the enclosure is working, you cannot get the data. I can even scan it with R-STudio and it will just find nothing.

Crap... Well I'm dumb, Just plugged it back into the enclosure and it shows HP's stupid software backup stuff but now its also showing up as unallocated ... I dunno whats up with that... i mean i booted into windows with just the drive itself but it shouldn't have gone on the drive and marked it as needing to be formatted did it ! -.- and there likely is encryption or something else on there ...
   
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R-STudio is your friend. Try scanning the drive with it plugged into the HP enclosure or even opening files and see what happens. Could also be that the drive straight up failed which is my best guess if it is doing that. Time for data recovery.
 
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R-STudio is your friend. Try scanning the drive with it plugged into the HP enclosure or even opening files and see what happens. Could also be that the drive straight up failed which is my best guess if it is doing that. Time for data recovery.

Guess I'll try that... Thanks smile.gif Hopefully I'll be able to fix it with that, if not well i didn't have anything actually super important there just backups of downloads and programs and such which for the most part anything actually important is on my desktops main HDD ... So formatting wouldn't be that huge a problem tongue.gif found other threads on this concerning people doing the same as me and its because the Drive is being read as RAW and you need to basically tell the drive and windows its actually NTFS or Fat32 or whatever it should be ... but its a huge process... :/
   
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

R-STudio is your friend. Try scanning the drive with it plugged into the HP enclosure or even opening files and see what happens. Could also be that the drive straight up failed which is my best guess if it is doing that. Time for data recovery.

Guess I'll try that... Thanks smile.gif Hopefully I'll be able to fix it with that, if not well i didn't have anything actually super important there just backups of downloads and programs and such which for the most part anything actually important is on my desktops main HDD ... So formatting wouldn't be that huge a problem tongue.gif found other threads on this concerning people doing the same as me and its because the Drive is being read as RAW and you need to basically tell the drive and windows its actually NTFS or Fat32 or whatever it should be ... but its a huge process... :/

Don't try to recover to the drive again. Recover to a known good drive, then get rid of this current piece of crap. Also, R-Studio takes the guesswork out of all of that. If you need help, contact me.
 
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