View Full Version : External hard drive USB boot - can I recover old files

January 20th, 2011, 11:30 PM

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.



January 21st, 2011, 02:36 AM
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.