I am in need of some major help. I am in the process of upgrading my computer that I built six years ago by adding a new motherboard, processor, memory and hard drive. I installed a 250 G hard drive and partitioned the first 30 G for the operating system and programs and plan on using the remaining 220 G to store data. These drives were set up as NTFS.
I set up my old 40 G hard drive as a data drive, but could not find it in windows explorer. I installed partition magic and saw the old drive listed as a FAT32 drive. I labeled the old drive “G” and asked partition magic to turn it into a NTFS drive so my computer could see it. After the process was complete, I went into windows explorer and found the new G Drive, but it was wiped clean!
I know that there are programs that can recover files or “undelete”. What would be the best way to get my old hard drive back to the way it was? After I recover the files (hopefully), what is the best way to make it available as a storage drive on my new system?
I would greatly appreciate any feedback you could give me.