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I was trying to merge two partitions

by solidusjr / November 21, 2012 2:04 PM PST

I accidentally unplugged my USB hard drive (1TB Western Digital WD Elements ) while I was trying to merge two partitions and some of my important files have disappeared from the folders they once belonged to anyone knows what should I do?

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Since it's that damaged.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2012 2:19 PM PST

It's time for

Backup copies are cheaper but let's hope you have some old copy of what you can't lose. And again, externals are too unreliable to keep the last copy on. Make at least 2 or more on 2 or more devices.

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the os wants
by solidusjr / November 21, 2012 11:10 PM PST

to format the other partition

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The story is why
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 22, 2012 1:04 AM PST
In reply to: the os wants

The story is why I moved directly to a recovery house. It's deep damage and you have stuff you can't lose.

But let's say you are willing to put your files at risk. There is a method I use if I want to try. Let's see how serious you are about this.

When I have a deeply damaged system like this I'll CLONE the original to another drive. Then I can use any tool I can find. Many are at the top post in this forum.

Sometimes you find folk that were not entirely truthful about what they can't lose and they'll attempt repairs on the original.

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(NT) Exactly how or what were you using to merge the patitions ?
by VAPCMD / November 21, 2012 11:51 PM PST
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(NT) easeus partition master
by solidusjr / November 22, 2012 12:43 AM PST
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Did you have data on both partitions ?
by VAPCMD / November 23, 2012 6:22 AM PST

Did you back it up before starting the partition merger ?

Normally this is a matter of backing up the data (just in case if fails), deleting the second partition and expanding the existing partition to use the newly created/unallocated diskspace.


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