locked
WHS Formatted My Drive RRS feed

  • Question

  • I installed WHS (server 2003) and added an external USB 120gb drive with ~110gb of data.  I didn't realize it was FORMATTING the drive.  There was no CANCEL option so I quickly pulled the USB cable within about 5 seconds (the box was in another room and I ran like Hell).  Plugged into another PC, the drive appears empty.   Does anyone know whar format method WHS uses to add a drive? e.g quick or full?  I need to know what happened in those few seconds.  I can't believe it overwrote 110gb so quickly.
    Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:27 PM

All replies

  • The file allocation table was probably overwritten.

    This can recover files after a format. 30 day trial but you can scan the drive to see if it's possible.

    Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:04 PM