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unrecognized USB drive after installing software on another computer

Posted on 2013-11-15
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While installing software this morning on my wife’s new “surface pro 2”,  I used my portable USB where I save lots of data.  After installing some software a reboot was required.  I did not unplug the USB  drive.  Once the computer was restarted,  my USB drive read as “local drive D”,  a format is required to use the drive.   Panic set it.

I immediately we to disk management and changed the drive letter,   and rebooted the machine, and then I check to ensure that all of the newest updates had been performed.   They were ----  I started up the drive it still read:  local  drive “D”  reformat before using.    I need that data,    I hope there is a workaround.   I believe that during the reboot,  Win 8.1 must have written something to registry  (NOT sure why)   but I need to access that drive!!!!!!
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what drive is it?

best use a recovery soft to get your data, here a few links, free, or commercial
http://www.pcinspector.de/file_recovery/UK/welcome.htm      pc Inspector -FREE -
      http://www.piriform.com/recuva/download/standard            FREE  -  Recuva
      http://www.stellarinfo.com/                              Stellar
http://www.runtime.org/                              GetDataBack
http://www.ontrack.com/                              Ontrack
http://www.recovermyfiles.com/                              RecoverMyFiles
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