Ok, recovered my files..

By pecaspickles
Jan 2, 2010
  1. ok i recovered my files. i put them on another hd. should i reformat my other hd. should i use ntfs or fat? i have a dell precision 530 with xeon 1.80ghz 1.78 ghz and 1 gig ram. with xp and an internal 17 gig hd. ext hd is 500 gig mybook. how should that be formatted?
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hey! Congratulations! Job well done :grinthumb

    Which tool did you end up using to get your files back?

    Assuming you are only going to connect the external drive to your own (or other computers), I'd recommend you format NTFS. It's a more robust filesystem then FAT.

    You would need to use FAT if, for example, you were sharing the disk with gaming devices which usually require FAT.
  3. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TS Enthusiast Posts: 606

    Prefer you use NTFS as Fat can't accept single file greater than 4GB thus as you're using it as External HDD thus it will be better to use NTFS.
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