OH MY GOSH - THANK YOU! THIS TOTALLY WORKED!!!! I'M SO HAPPY MY FILES ARE STILL THERE!
i hope this works for anyone else who had to go through this mess
Re: passport elite 500gb says needs to be formatted. It has 300gb full!!!! how do I get my files???
04-28-2011 05:18 PM
I have , or had the same problem
luckily with the help of an IT relative this has been fixed...for now
check out: EASEUS Partition Mastter Home Edition, it is free and fixed my passport
open it up after downloading it to your computer.
it should show you the partition on your computer ie, the computers hard drive partition, the external (my passport) partition, and whatever else you have plugged into the machine
highlight the drive with my passport connected to it, right click on it and click: Check Partition
this checks the partition for any errors, a pop up box will come up, make sure all boxes are check EXCEPT the surface test box. (this is what was messing my passport up)
let it do its thing, it should find a whole crap load of errors, and let the program fix it all up
and now the lil passport works!