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Accidental re-partition of hard drive. Please help.


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Hi all,

I struggled to find an appropriate section for this - Hopefully someone here can help.

 

 

It's pretty simple.

I had a USB 160gb HDD.

 

One partition occupied the whole disk. Settings were MBR, FAT. (32? whatever osx formats as when you pick FAT).

 

 

I accidentally click the drive in disk utility, went to the partition tab, selected '1 partition' and hit apply.

Options were MBR, FAT.

I know, sounds like a hell of an accident! lol. I just picked the wrong drive.

 

 

Anyway, I haven't touched the drive since.

 

I took a little flash drive and recreated the balls up so I could non destructively test out some recovery software.

Everything I've tried claims to restore deleted partitions, but so far none of them do.

 

Can anyone help?

Many thanks.



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http://www.cgsecurit...g/wiki/TestDisk



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Thanks for that.

I gave it a blast but it's only recognising (by name) my new partition.

I'm running a scan of the partition anyway but it's not looking good.

 

Am I done for?



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There is a Windows XP LIve CD which has many useful tools. Google it.



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You can also try using the Mac version of gdisk to restore your old partition table:

http://www.rodsbooks...alkthrough.html

https://sourceforge....gdisk-binaries/



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try the data rescue suite for mac os x, it may rescue entire partitions.

They are all listed at macupdates - make sure you dont put it on drive that you wanna rescue

 

Also mac data recovery guru is good for files. I happen to have a regged ver and I think its good.

I can help you some I think if u are totally stuck.

 

I also read you have the nvinject sources + natit - that used to be at nvinject.free.fr as source code

 

here is a picture http://archive.is/xiE8g of the contents that used to be. do you have any of these?

I cant get highest rez on my card.







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