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Posted on 2008-10-23
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Hello.

The problem is simple, during a windows  XP install, there was an external drive attached to the computer(with disk images and such), and that drive was mistaken as a partition and deleted.

Luckily , after checking, the Data is still on the disk, but we can't acess it.


Is there a way to get back the data stored on it?

Its worth it to point out the drive was not formatted, it is simply the partition that was mistakenly deleted.

PS: The disk is a SeaGate FreeAgent*Desktop external drive if it's any help.
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by:knightfox
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How much would you value the data at?? I have used Active Partition Recovery in the past and it works a treat, its $39.95 for a home user licence... and well worth it.


http://www.partition-recovery.com/quest1.htm

/Fox
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Even though the disk has not been formatted, when you delete a partition Windows is no longer able to use the partition as it normally does.

Luckily there are many 3rd party tools which enable you to recover the partiondata on the disk, a google search for partition recovery should give you plenty results of these tools.
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Trying it out, will get back to you shortly.

Thanks for the help
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