John Mc Esq wrote:
> I have a 80 gig external Hard Drive with 1 corrupt file and a lot of other
> good files in it. It was connected to a computer running XP. After upgrading
> this same computer to Home Premium Vista,I am unable to OPEN this Hard Drive
> unless I Format the whole drive? Vista is forcing a format on a H/D with
> files on it that I need to keep??
> I would be enormously grateful if there are Any Ideas on how I can retreive
> my files, from this H/D??
> Thank You....
Connect the drive to a machine running XP and try to get your files. If
that doesn't work, then connect the drive and boot to a rescue system
like Knoppix or a Bart's PE to retrieve the files. If that doesn't work,
perhaps data recovery software will work. These are guesses because I
really don't know what error messages you're getting and what the "one
corrupt file" has done to make the drive unreadable to Vista.
Elephant Boy Computers
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User