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rwfriers

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I have a WD Passport USB external drive which I had a lot of files stored on. Being unfamiliar with partitioning software, created a new partition in the free space on the drive (or so I thought). Apparently this blew away all my files. Is this normal. Does creating a partition erase all data on a disk? Is there anyway to recover data?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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yes, it is normal, depending on the tool you used. Partition Magic (not free) does not destore existing data and is probably the best tool for creating and adjusting partitions.

Here is a list: http://www.geekstogo...overy-t386.html

I'll check and see if there is something more current to recommend.
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