Ok so ALL my data got deleted on my My Book Essential hard drive. Now my Macbook wont recognize it and I want to recover al the data. I have my entire collection of movies and shows that were wiped out so I want to be very careful with what I do so its not lost forever.
Basically this is what happened:
My external hard drive is formatted for my Macbook and was working fine. I wanted to get some episodes of a show from my cousins laptop (PC) so I connected the hard drive to that. It didnt recognize it so he ejected it. When I plugged it back in to my Macbook everything was gone and my mac wont recognize it. Its like its a brand new hard drive that needs to be formatted.
I read online that when you connect the HDD with a computer that has an anti-virus scanner it can sometimes delete files, so maybe that’s what happened but I dont really know.
I downloaded Remo Recover to recover the data that was lost, but since the HDD needs to be reformatted before my mac recognizes it, I cant pick the external hard drive that I want to recover from. My fear is that if I format it then I will lose all the data for good.
Is there anything I can do to get all my movies and stuff back? I’m only ok with computer stuff and most of what I know is from looking it up online or trial and error so I dont want to take any chances with this and lose everything on it.
I could really use some advice on this one.