Journal #8098

Posted 9 years ago2013-01-27 09:32:55 UTC
rufee rufeeSledge fanboy
Just destroyed the partition that had all my stuff on.

The only good thing that i had some photos backed up to an external drive.
All my maps, everything gone.

Digital media huh ?

13 Comments

Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 09:41:34 UTC Comment #60042
Why did you do that?
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 09:53:34 UTC Comment #60039
I wanted to merge the old C drive with the leftover space, created a dynamic volume (which i didnt want to) then tried to delete the C drive from that dynamic volume turns out it destroys all of them.
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 10:07:01 UTC Comment #60035
Another reminder to everybody: Back up your important work! Upload it to the net, put it on a thumb drive, email it to yourself, however you want to do it. Most of the time, the actual important work you need to back up is small in size (unless you're editing video or something) and easy to back up.
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 10:19:31 UTC Comment #60038
I hate how partitioning works. If you usually have some leftover space and it's at the right end, it's almost impossible to assign it to a partition in the middle...
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 10:20:48 UTC Comment #60040
Is there any data recovery soft that might get me some files back ? I havent formatted the drive yet.
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 11:20:49 UTC Comment #60043
Just reverse the process and never merge if it isnt safe to do so.
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 11:29:34 UTC Comment #60041
Reverse how ?
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 11:32:15 UTC Comment #60036
what pb said! backup your important files regularly to an external or dropbox or whatever. Also, backup your flash media on your phone and cameras because they can and do crash(a lot, for me at least)!

There is freeware out there to recover your lost data, but i've never tried it. you can get it professionally recovered depending on how important your work is, but i've heard it's expensive.
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 13:01:09 UTC Comment #60044
You have un-format information saved, run Northon Partition manager 8 or a similar program.
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 14:21:18 UTC Comment #60037
nooo wait stojkens! I'm the one who says things!
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 14:49:30 UTC Comment #60046
I know that feeling rufee, except my drive just A file on it, literally, 0.1kb, but killed my WHOLE system... Sigh..
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 19:42:24 UTC Comment #60034
It's something like this that makes me want to throw up.

I feel terrible for you.

I almost lost all of my son's photos at one point, but I had a backup. I use Sugarsync to back up all of my important files in real time. It saved my butt.
Commented 9 years ago2013-01-27 20:51:38 UTC Comment #60045
Sorry Captain, it wont happen again :D

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