How to recover hard drive?

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  1. ChatChai

    ChatChai OT Supporter

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    Ok I rushed into this and was not thinking straight. I was reformatting my computer and reinstalling the OS. When the listed partitions were listed I deleted all of them thinking I was going to repartition it. Well I accidentally deleted the partition for my external hard drive which I did not mean to. I didn't format the drive yet but of course I plugged my external hard drive into another computer and it is recognized but of course the volume is not listed.

    How do I get to the files that were on the external hard drive? I'm really stressed out here. Trying to install Windows XP Pro and the external hard drive is NTFS.

    Please help
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    You cant. By deleting the partition you have removed ALL the information relevant to retrieving the hard drive. It also zero'd all bites on there too.

    Or you could just purchase HDD recover software that reads the drive at a lower level you dump the files to another drive. GetDataBack for NTFS has saved my ass.
     
  3. ChatChai

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    If I have to buy software so be it. I have to pay for my lessons learned. So are you saying GetDataBack will do the trick?
     
  4. CyberBullets

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    Yeah worked for me.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    If there was only one partition on the external drive, the software should have no trouble piecing it back together. When that data gets deleted, the table of contents and all the files still stay there, but there's nothing telling Windows to look for a table of contents anymore. That should be easy to fix.
     
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    Yeah there was only one partition. I'll give GetDataBack a whirl. Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  7. ChatChai

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    Holy shit got everything back...another ass saved. Thank you very much.
     
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    Just for clasrification though - it doesn't zero out the bytes of the volume. It just clears the partition table
     

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