As posted in many other places, the USB port on my external hard drive broke in February. Last month I took my hard drive to my local Best Buy, and the genius (not in a good way) initialized my hard drive, after I told him that I had close to 800 gigs of stuff on it (pictures, video files, music). What I would like to know is, if there is any way to recover the data from the hard drive, even if it encrypted by SmartWare?
I’m also going to see if I rearrange the broken port and sloder it back on the board, to see if it will work.
Please someone reply to my inquiry. Thank you very much.