Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
You're in "using recovery tools" territory now. Krono recommended Recuva. I've heard good things about Minitool Power Data Recovery as well. Lots of these kinds of tools out on the net.
I downloaded Recuva, but when I browse it only finds the WD Unlocker, and only shows those files associated with that program....Extras, WD Smartware, autorun, Unlock, WD Quick Formatter. And it lists it as a CD Drive. What??
So I took another route. I right click on My Computer, then manage, and then Disk Management, which brings up all the drives. In the listing (Disk 1) it shows the 465 GB (the data I'm trying to access), it's online, but shows no drive letter associated with it, and that it's unallocated. It also lists the WD Unlocker under CD-ROM2. I can't open or access Disk 1. I've also gotten a message saying that drive must be formatted in order to use. But if I do that I'll obviously loss the data that's on there.
My son just told me there's a new computer store that opened up here in town, and they specialize in lost data recovery. Gonna give them a call. Rachel has almost three years of college pics on there, and I'd hate to see her lose them.