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    Default Lost partitions on a Toshiba wireless hdd

    I have a Toshiba wireless external hdd which I have messed up when I tried to back up a Volumio music player which is a headless player linux that you can run from a browser or an ios or android app.
    The Toshiba is split into 3 partitions
    1. New volume (G)487.MB Fat32
    2. 2.48 GB healthy primary partition
    3.928.25GB healthy primary partition
    I can access 1. new volume but it won't recognise the other 2 partitions unless I go into computer management disc management windows 10.
    Is there anyway I can retreave the content of the lost partitions or Do I have to delete and reformat and start again?
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    Default Re: Lost partitions on a Toshiba wireless hdd

    Give this a crack--- In W10, open disk management again, on the two partitions that cant be seen, right click on a partition, left click "Change Drive Letter and Paths", Click Add - assign it a Drive letter from the drop down box - Okay, do the same with the other partition, they should now appear.

    Having no drive letters hides the partitions in normal usage.

    Example: notice the only partitions showing on this PC have drive letters ( C & E)

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    Default Re: Lost partitions on a Toshiba wireless hdd

    Hi it won't let me do that the options are greyed out all I have is delete volume or help!Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Lost partitions on a Toshiba wireless hdd

    If the partitions were created by any other OS other than Windows then they may not allow windows to change.

    If there's any data on those partitions, you may need data recovery operations first to recover it. What you can also do is boot the PC from a linux Live CD (unless you have a Linux OS installed, see if Linux will see the drives partitions, then recover any data.

    After any data recovered wipe the drive and start again.

    You can try using Diskpart, but not to sure if it will work or not, again could be because the partitions were created on another OS ?

    Answer #2 Here https://superuser.com/questions/1174...-plugi/1174099

    WARNING: Be VERY careful, make sure you are 100% positive you select the correct partitions, there is NO "Are you sure" warnings. Diskpart is VERY powerful, can many things with it, include lose everything if not paying attention (been there done that)

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    Default Re: Lost partitions on a Toshiba wireless hdd

    You could try one of the options on this:
    https://www.howtogeek.com/112888/3-w...-from-windows/
    FTW

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