Hi! This is my first time posting so forgive me if i posted in the wrong section. Recently, (today actually) I accidentally removed my WD HD 1TB while watching a vid on my MBA 13" 2010. The vid was located in my external HD. When I connected the USB cable back to my MBA, the following message appeared: Disk you inserted is not readable by this computer. There were 3 options, initialize, ignore and eject. I chose eject and tried again. The same message appeared, even after several more times trying. When I clicked initialize, it said that my external HD was not formatted, but I had formatted it to MACOSExtended(journaled) in order to use it on my MBA. I am now wondering did this happen because I failed to remove my external HD properly? and is my data all gone? Also, if I were to format it once again, my data would be lost rite? Please advice. Thank you!