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Vista and FAT32

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    Steve411

    Ahhhrr,

    I'm backing up an old FAT32 formatted drive that has Windows ME installed. Damn it, I need to get some data off because the installation is corrupt and im too lazy to re-install ME. I hooked it up to a USB Drive Enclosure, it shows on Vista but asks to format ....

    Any suggestions? .. Gotta have this stuff!

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    Sven Groot

    Vista supports FAT32 just fine. If it can't read the disk, either it's not recognizing the disk properly, or the disk is corrupt.

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    littleguru

    USB sticks usually also come with FAT32... that's a proof of that Vista supports it fine Tongue Out

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    Steve411

    littleguru said:
    USB sticks usually also come with FAT32... that's a proof of that Vista supports it fine Tongue Out
    I thought it was FAT16, or that might just be the MMC cards. I know that Vista supports it now but still not sure as to why it's not letting me read the data. I'm using R-Studio to get some data off but would much rather use the capability through Explorer.

    Apparently the HD is not corrupted if R-Studio can read it fine.


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    magicalclick

    Steve411 said:
    littleguru said:
    *snip*
    I thought it was FAT16, or that might just be the MMC cards. I know that Vista supports it now but still not sure as to why it's not letting me read the data. I'm using R-Studio to get some data off but would much rather use the capability through Explorer.

    Apparently the HD is not corrupted if R-Studio can read it fine.


    It only means your HD is not physically damanged, thus, R-Studio can still get the data that is not corrupted.

    You know like, you accidentally delete a movie in your HDD, the data is still there physically, so you can still retrieve it, but it is virtually gone.

    Leaving WM on 5/2018 if no apps, no dedicated billboards where I drive, no Store name.
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    Stebet

    Make sure the drive mode is set to "Cable Select" before inserting it in the USB drive enclosure. A lot of enclosures have problems with drives set to master or slave.

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