I recently purchased a bran new computer but decided to keep my IDE hard drives to use for storage (movies, documents etc etc) while using SATA for OS/games.
One of my IDE hard drives was split into two partions, a 70GB one and a 10GB one (for windows on old PC) i formatted the 10GB section and decided to use Partition Magics Merge Partition function to create one hardrive...however something went wrong.
I now only have one 10GB partition and the 60GB partition is no where to be seen unless i use testdisk (recommended by a friend) or partition magic where it is shown as unallocated space.
I have tried using GetDataBack for NTFS (full version from a friend whom no longer needs it) and although i can see and copy the data across to another hard drive when i have done this the data appears corrupt, only a few images are displaying and all the documentation i had is coming back in a corrupt format (lots of symbols etc)
Is there any way i can recover this data or get the HD back to its old self? Some of the data on there is really important to me and i would love to get it back
Thanks for the help in advance