Yeah. I was trying to avoid doing it but I also didn't want to install new software at that time. The drive in question is comprised solely of backups of my personal data. I was in the process of implementing the backup program so I new I wouldn't be losing anything (the data was still on an old external drive in original uncompressed format).
Once I thought about it, it seemed like the best way as I was wasting too much time trying to avoid the reformat. I had reformatted the drive and re-created a new backup by the next day.