Western Digital My Book 1 TB Recovery

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Western Digital My Book 1 TB Recovery

#1 Post by Eienkei »

My 1 TB device started malfunctioning and was showing up as uninitialized and 0 size. I opened the enclosing and used a new one. The disk showed up but asked to initialize again, foolish me chose MBR and then it showed up as Unallocated space.
I tried using TestDisk but it doesn't find any partitions, it says "No Partition Found" in both Quick and Deep mode; I have made an image of the disk. GetDataBack could see a partition that belongs to WD tools but not the main one.
Any advice on what to do next?

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Re: Western Digital My Book 1 TB Recovery

#2 Post by cgrenier »

If TestDisk doesn't show your partition after ANalyse, Quick Search, try Deeper Search.
If it still doesn't find your lost partition, use PhotoRec instead.