I just got a new 250 gb seagate external drive and i copied 11 gb of data onto it. I then realised I should partition this beast up, so I partitioned it using Partition Magic 8, and now the 11gb of data has disappeared and the 3 partitions I have total up to 11gb less than the drive capacity. It turns out I accidentally cut and pasted the data over rather than copied so all my data seems to have gone
Does anyone know if my 11 gb is still there / recoverable and what the best things to try are to get it back.
The exact process I used in partitioning I think was (note all partitions were done in FAT32):
Create a 5gb new partition.
Make this 5gb partion primary.
At this point the disk was: 5gb F drive, 196gb G drive and I noticed that there was a 37 gb unassigned grey area
Make the remaining 196gb G drive logical.
Make the unassigned grey area into a new partition H drive
Label the drives
and the final result displayed in partition magic is:
Partition Type Size MB Used MB Unused MB Status Primary/Logical
FAST SEA (F:) FAT32 5.0... 9.8 4.9... None Primary
(*) Extended 233.4... 233.4... 0 None Primary
BACK UP SEA (H:) FAT32 196.6... 48.0 196.5... None Logical
Local Disk (G:) FAT32 36.8... 9 36.8... None Logical
(no data appears on any of the 3 drive unders windows browser)
Any help/advice on how to recover the 11gb data would be really appreciated... thanks,