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Accidentally formated external hard drive

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http://askubuntu.com – Today I was trying to copy some files from my external hard drive (1TB) to a flash drive (4GB) on Ubuntu 12.10. My flash drive contained an operating system, so I decided to format it using the disk management tool that comes with Ubuntu. Unfortunately I ended up formating my external hard drive, and it was mounted. I formated it to FAT, and in the beginning it was NTFS. An error occurred (since it was mounted) and the label on the Hard Drive vanished, but I could still copy files from and to it. In the disk management tool the partition appeared as “unknown”. When I saw the label was go (HowTos)