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    Default i just lost 100gbs of data..

    hi.

    i've got an external HDD, i was running partition magic to partition it.
    anyway it got half way thro and PM crashed.
    now all i have is an empty hardrive.... i had all my stored stuff on there - photos, music collection, videos etc etc... anyway i can get it bak?
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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    ok, um well its not showing up in my computer, but under computer managment/disk managment in xp cntrl panel it shows it as 'healthy' and '100% free'.

    i'm just gonna leave it as is, and HOPEFULLY i can get the stuff bak... ne one no how?
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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    Go into PM and there is a partition recovery tool... somewhere, I don't have it installed so I am unable to tell you exactly... but that should recover it unless it has been zero filled, which is a lot harder

    [EDIT] Just installed Paragon Partition Manager and I have version 7 and if you go into the "Getting Started" option under the start menu, there is an option to "Undelete Lost Or Deleted Partitions" and that is on the left hand frame under "Select A Wizard" What version do you have? [/EDIT]
    Last edited by The_End_Of_Reality; 19-11-2006 at 08:17 AM. Reason: Installed and giving instructions
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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    If that doesn't work, try using something like PC Inspector file recovery program (freeware). It managed to find and save files on an external HD that Linux had stuffed up.
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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    I'd try the Inspector first as it is totally passive. Recover any data you can, then try and recover from the crash.
    Recovery may work, or it could cause things to get worse.
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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    hey.
    i foudn a program called testdisk, and i'm recovering it all thro that - seems to work fine.
    cheers
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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    But I refuse to believe anyone would try to repartition a hard drive that had any data on it that they actually wanted to keep ...

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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    Haha yeah. Sucks moar when a full 250 just dies unexpetedly D:

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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    Quote Originally Posted by godfather View Post
    But I refuse to believe anyone would try to repartition a hard drive that had any data on it that they actually wanted to keep ...
    Refusing is just denying the truth!
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    Yeah.. wasn't there a message Fergie like "All data will be lost - yes/no?"
    Oh well, hope U get the data back.

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    Default Re: i just lost 100gbs of data..

    You can use partition magic on a disk with data on it if you only want to resize partitions (have done it many times without data loss). But it does warn you to back up data first....

    Oh, getdataback works really well too... http://www.runtime.org/

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