I have a new in warranty 3 TB My Book external that had it’s partition accidentialy formatted. All the data is there and none has been overwritten.- I know this because Active Partition Recovery (A tool by Lsoft) will see the folder the data is in, and i can even browse and open some documents - BUT that app will not "fix’ the partition because WD uses a very odd, very abnormal partitioning scheme.
If the drive had normal partitions, the software could have fixed the problem and recovered the entire partition in tact in about 20 seconds. I know this because it works for all other drives - just not any WD externals that i can find.
no other partition recovery apps I have tried will even see the external drive or if it does see the drive, they refuse to work with the drive - again because of WD’s very odd partition scheme.
After i get this data recovered or transfered, i’m going to sell my WD External and never look back - no more WD’s for me Ever - I’d recomment everyone not walk but RUN away as fast as you can from WD external drives.
In th meantime, can anyone help me with theis problem? Thanks…