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Thread: External hard drive USB boot - can I recover old files

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    External hard drive USB boot - can I recover old files

    Hi,

    I am completely new to ubuntu and installed it on my netbook this evening. I however created a USB boot using a 250gb external hard drive instead of my 4gb usb pen. I now cannot access my old files on the external hard drive as no computer sees the hard drive as an external drive. How do I return my hard drive into acting like a hard drive again and have I lost all my old files?

    Please help, 5 years of collected work data was on the drive so I really hope someone can help.

    regards

    craigthebairn

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    Re: External hard drive USB boot - can I recover old files

    You should be able to see the external hard drive if you boot the Ubuntu Live CD.

    You probably can't see it in Windows because it is a different file system.

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