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!ACCIDENTELY DELETED PARTITION -- PLEASE HELP!


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!!!ACCIDENTELY DELETED PARTITION -- PLEASE HELP!!!


HI, I ACCIDENTLY MARKED THE MAIN PARTITION ON MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE FOR DELETION WHEN I WAS REINSTALLING WINDOWS, INSTEAD OF MY MAIN HARD DISK. PARTITION MAGIC DOESN'T RECOGNIZE ANY PARTITIONS THAT CAN BE RECOVERED. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT DATA, WITH, UNFORTUNATELY, NO BACKUP. HOW CAN I SAFELY UNDELETE THIS PARTITION AND RESTORE THE FORMAT? THANKS!!!


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Opened this topic per user request. Please keep with this thread, and the Staff members in this section will help you when they have time. I know very little about formatting, partitions, etc. But, what little I do know...I don't think you can just "undue" the format and have everything go back the way it was. I could be very mistaken, of course. It's been known to happen once or twice! :tazz:

Edited by ~Kat~, 16 June 2005 - 09:22 PM.

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It's not impossible, but to say it is going to be easy would be a vast understatement.

You might want to check out this:
http://www.pcworld.c...id,23067,00.asp

Try a google search for: recover deleted partition

Good luck, maybe someone else can give you some more specific advice :tazz:
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testdisk, an application on the ultimate bootdisk, can undelete partitions deleted as you did

http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/
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!!!ACCIDENTELY DELETED PARTITION -- PLEASE HELP!!!
HI, I ACCIDENTLY MARKED THE MAIN PARTITION ON MY EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE FOR DELETION WHEN I WAS REINSTALLING WINDOWS, INSTEAD OF MY MAIN HARD DISK. PARTITION MAGIC DOESN'T RECOGNIZE ANY PARTITIONS THAT CAN BE RECOVERED. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT DATA, WITH, UNFORTUNATELY, NO BACKUP. HOW CAN I SAFELY UNDELETE THIS PARTITION AND RESTORE THE FORMAT? THANKS!!!


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I haven't tried this product but might be worth a try. http://www.executive...le-recovery.asp

It may be an expensive route but your local Fry's electronics or best buy should be able to help you recover your files.

Edited by Novell, 16 June 2005 - 10:33 PM.

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Thanks Gerry, I'll definetely try this :tazz:
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Wow! Thanks Jerry. It worked and the partition structure is as good as new. All I had to do was copy the back up boot sector (good) over the boot sector (bad) and the drive is as good as...old. Thanks so so so much for the help. (Now I've finally learned my lesson too and have spent some serious time creating DVD backups :tazz:
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And if you ever need to recover a formatted drive that hasent been written over by DOD standards, then try GetDataBack.

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Thanks Jedi, I actually did use this program before I attempted the testdisk and backed up my data this way
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A lot of good info in this post. Nice to see it when things all come together.
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