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Restore Lost Partitions

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#1 psyphy


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:12 AM


Recently, I was trying to make a copy of one of my local drive partitions for backup purposes. However, while Clonezilla was running, I accidentally chose a different option than what I routinely choose for this type of backup.

So,instead of cloning the partition to an identical partition on my 500GB external HD, it deleted the partition table and created a new 20GB NTFS partition in its place, and kept the remaining 450GB unallocated ( I think it tried to mirror file structure?). I exited Clonezilla Live ASAP. No data has been copied to the new partition, so I believe no data has been lost. IS it possible to restore the original partition table/ file structure?

Originally - 500 i.e 465~ GB eHD

440 GB NTFS main partition
20 GB NTFS for backup of drive
5 GB for miscellaneous files

Now -

20 GB NTFS empty , most probably unformatted(?
Some weird corrupted small 2-3 GB partitions
450~ GB unallocated space

Can I recover the original state?

Also, if possible, can I do it w/o having to recover the files elsewhere and then copy them back? I only have a single internal HD of 120 GB, so this isn't possible right now. I'd prefer a method to restore the file structure on the eHD w/o that method.

I will provide any more info, if you ask/need it to help me out.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:53 PM


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:53 PM


Thanks! But it only shows the present error partitions after scanning! :(
I bought their Data Recovery Wizard though, and now it shows that I can recover 90K+ files; and this is after 8hrs of scanning, with 6hrs left to go. Any ideas?

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