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    Default Restoring files from Playstation formatted external HDD

    Hi all. My son took my external HDD and used it on his playstation 4, as you can imagine it formatted it to a different file system now my PC can't recognize it. I'm told the solution is to do a full format but I need to know if there's a way I can save my data before doing the format. Hs anyone ever experience something similar?

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    Not sure whether it's a viable option when a drive was formatted by a PS4, but data recovery tools might be the way to go:

    https://www.easeus.com/datarecoveryw...-partition.htm

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    @Mom the HDD is able to be reformatted. And as you have said you will have to do a full format.

    I have done a full format on a PS4 HDD before and also used the software listed above.

    However I don't thing the data on the HDD can be backed up. That's the point of using an external HDD to expand the PS4 HDD capacity. It becomes dedicated to the PS4.

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