I was trying to reformat another external HD and had my personal one plugged in at the same time and somehow when reformatting that I also reformatted mine. The result of which was my 200Gb DVD collection I had transferred over being deleted or formatted over. Anyways this external that I am currently deep scanning needs to be formatted back to FAT32 so I can play the movies on it but it is still stuck on an HFS+ format I believe, even though my Mac won’t recognize it since I’ve formatted it. So to make a long story short can I format this external HD back to FAT32 and then have disk drill resume or restart its deep scan and then restore the same amount of data I would have before.
thanks for any help I was so relieved this software was able to recover these files in the first place happy I got it 🙂
ok thanks for that info. I wasn’t sure if I can still recover files while its scanning and transfer them to my desktop and then transfer them to another external thats already working? or if I should wait for the deep scan to be complete, also I noticed its 50% done and it has like 15 more hours to go but its recovered over a 100 movies and 200GB of data which I’m pretty sure is all I had in there so is it done and just still searching every nook and cranny?