Is there anyway to get my data back after apparently reformatting my external hard drive?by Bombardier on July 3, 2012
Q: Hello! I recently made the transition from a Macbook (OS X) to a new PC (running Windows 7), and I may have made a critical error in moving my files. I had an external hard drive (WD 5000aav Mybook) that I was using for the Mac, and like a doofus I simply connected it to my PC. I was confused when it only appeared in my Devices and not as a hard drive, and following online advice I “initialized” it hoping to rename the drive and thus solve the problem. It hasn’t fixed that problem, and now I cannot connect it to my Mac. It looks like I may have wiped the drive? I was surprised that there was no prompt or anything. Any help would be appreciated.