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Data recovery after accidental partition during xp setup

Oct 17, 2013 1:39PM PDT

Hi Folks,
I have accidently split my external hard drive in 2 with a partition whilst setting up xp spk 2 on a seperate hdd.I was unaware setup had picked up this external drive.It has not been formatted but when clicked on it appears as 2 drives as expexted and asks to be formatted before it can be used.Is there a way i can remove this partition and return my external to its original state as it was my backup drive and now i am unable to access my data.All help appreciated as i would hate to have to tell the mrs i have lost our baby photos,,ouch

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try Easus Data Recovery
Oct 17, 2013 2:11PM PDT
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Data Recovery with EaseUS
Oct 21, 2013 8:34AM PDT

Hi James
Thanks mate, easeUS worked a treat.
To anyone who may have made the same mistake i did this is a very simple program to use.
Although it did not remove the partition it did allow me to transfer lost data from my partitioned external to other drives.Definately a long painful process but if you have valued data ie Baby pics etc then this is a real godsend.
A hint to anyone considering this software, The free trial is limited to 2 gb , to upgrade to the full version costs $100 aus.I thought this was a bit pricey so decided to uninstall and look for alternate software. on uninstillation i was offered a 60% price reduction. At $40 you cant go wrong and the software was definately well worth the money.

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PhotoRec
Oct 17, 2013 2:19PM PDT