I’m an owner of a 1tb wd my book essential and for a reason the drive stop working , so I decided to take the disk out of its box and put it as an internal hard drive.
So to be able to use it I had to formated because the drive was not allocated by windows ; after it being recognized all data on it was deleted.
I decided to use the many softwares on the net to restor files from formated drive and as a final result I couldn’t.
These softwares have certainly found data but can’t be usable because it was in a raw format .
Most of the files (more then 300gb) had swf extention.
I believe these files are my videos, sof etc…
I tried the same data recovery software on an other formated hard disk for testing purpose and it recovered me everything in known extention files (pg, zip, mov etc… )
So my question is :
1- Does anyone knows what is happening?
2- Is there any protection on this wd drive wich is blocking me somewhere? ( for reminder my book essential is wd caviar green on sata port)
3- why all recovered data are listed in a RAW folder? not usuable