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Create partition without formatting (USB drive)


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#1 Yurichan4

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 12:35 PM

I was wondering if there was a way to create a partition on a flash drive without formatting it.
I somehow deleted it. ^_^;

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 01:35 PM

Are you trying to recover data off the drive?

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 03:08 PM

Not really.
Just trying to fix it.
I have a lot of important stuff on it.

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 03:52 PM

The safest way is to remove copy the data off the drive and then fix the partition table.

 

This software will scan the drive and try to mount the partition. If it can find the partition and mount the partition as a new drive letter, copy over your important data to your internal drive and after that we can try to repair the partition table. Don't copy the data back to the flash drive as then it will be lost. If the partition was simply deleted, do the fast scan first. If it does not find a partition do a normal scan. If nothing is found with the normal scan then do a thorough scan.

 

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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:05 PM

I was able to copy my files and format the drive.

Thanks for the help.



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:07 PM

Your Welcome, Thanks for the update.

 

Just one question. Did you use Partition Find and Mount and if you did, was it the Intelligent Scan (Quick) that you used?



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:08 PM

I did.
And I think I selected "normal scan".



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Posted 19 October 2014 - 05:12 PM

Okay, Thanks.

 

I would just like to mention that for your most important data, it's best to have it in two locations even if you have to upload to a cloud storage like Dropbox or Mega. If the data is personal, you can always encrypt it first.

 

Have a nice day.






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