well, the data is TECHNICALLY there, just the data table pointer is gone. Basically, you have all your data, then a table that tells the o/s where the data is located. when thats removed (by removing the partition), the data loses its pointer and its a jumbled mess. think about it like this. Imagine a book, the chapters in the story are NOT named, but the table of contents names each chapter. I tell you to turn to the chapter titled such and such. Well, look at the table of contents. It says its chapter 842 (dealing with files, now so BIG numbers). Cool! You turn there by reference of the page number. Okay, now. Rip out the table of contents. I tell you to goto a chapter called such and such. Good luck finding it now. You'll have to pay to have a data recovery done, now.
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