External hard drive USB boot - can I recover old files
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.
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.