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Old 09-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry External HDD accidentally deleted partition

I am new, and joined.
You guys look like a good place for some advice. Hope I can give back.


So, was messing with "Disk Part" for the first time and thought I was looking at my internal drive. Turns out, I was pointed at my external. I had about 600 GB of data on that drive.

Using "Disk Part" i activated the drive and typed "clean".
Then typed "format fs=NTFS" and it stated
It took me til about 6% before I realized what was going on and I unplugged the drive.

It is now listed as unallocated space. I attempted to use Pandora Recovery, but it says, the drive is not ready. I now the info is still there, but it is not mapped. Can I get my data back?

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Old 09-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: External HDD accidentally deleted partition

Partition table is most likely lost. My lone suggestion would be to start trying any software you can to get your data back, here's a list of ones you can try:
Download Data Recovery Tools for Windows - MajorGeeks

Good luck.
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, I will give it a whirl.
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