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I need help! I converted to a simple volume!

by kciwdahC / August 18, 2014 2:41 AM PDT

I wanted to install Ubuntu alongside a Bootcamp Mac, so I shrunk my Windows partition. Once I did that, I converted it to a simple volume to see what that would do, but it ended up converting the whole drive. When I tried to fix it, the computer restarted due to an update. Now when I load up my Mac, I only see the Windows drive, but it doesn't load all the way. IS THERE ANYTHING TO GET MY PARTITIONS AND DATA BACK?

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So far, those are restored from backup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 18, 2014 2:44 AM PDT

If you forgot to backup your stuff, stop using this drive and call up to see what they can get back.

Continued use, even booting up can overwrite what you forget to backup.

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data recovery
by sonicdrive / August 18, 2014 3:20 PM PDT

It seems that you want to try a more complex setup with your system but forgot to backup important things before doing so. I think getting back those partitions and data would also involve a more complex procedure for you now and would be next to impossible. The most possible option you could try is to consult a data recovery company. We have used WeRecoverData in similar cases like this and have got successful results so far. After all, it doesn't hurt to take backups to prevent situations like this to happen.

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"doesn't load all the way"
by James Denison / August 18, 2014 4:39 PM PDT

just how far does it load, and what version of windows?

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