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I accidently deleted the partition from my external hard drive

Q: I accidently deleted the partition from my external hard drive

i was on disk management on my computer and i right clicked on my portable harddrive and accidently clicked delete partition how do i fix this. my hardrive wont show up in my computer or disk management so i cant partition it. i dont need to recover the data i already have it all backed up.

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A: I accidently deleted the partition from my external hard drive

Unplug and re plug in the external drive while you are in Disk Management and see if an unknown device appears. You can also leave it plugged in and restart you computer. Do you get the "bing, Bong" USB connection sounds?

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Hi all,
I recently bought a WD My Book Essential Edition external hard drive and wanted to change it from FAT32 to NTFS. I was following instructions given on WDs website, however the directions weren't entirely clear (of course only noticed after the fact). I right clicked on My Computer, clicked manage and used Disk Manager. The instructions said to find the drive, right click on it and click delete partition. It didn't mention however, to do that with bottom part of the screen and not the top. So, I think I just deleted the logical drive.

It shows up on the device manager and the "Safely Remove Hardware" window, but the drive letter no longer shows up under My Computer.

Is there a way to fix this? Or did I just buy a $120 paper weight?



A:Solved: External Hard Drive - Deleting partition, but accidently deleted logical drive

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installing a new hard drive, i wanted to wipe my old drive clean and deleted my external
hard drive. I assume all that was deleted was the boot. I have already given it a letter so the system sees the hard drive but nothing else. PC inspector is running in the background trying to find the lost files, but i was wondering if theres anything else i can do.

A:Solved: Deleted external hard drive accidently

Might depend on how you deleted it. What type of wipe was it?
Probably the only thing you can try at this time is recovery programs but some are a little better at recovery depending on how the files were deleted or lost, but if the files were deleted in any sort of secure manner they may be gone for good.

GetDataBack (http://www.runtime.org/) would be another good one to try, and only need to pay for it if it can recover the data.

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i try to backup my laptop data using system image recovery.. In the process, the system told me that 'the backup could take up to 16 GB of disc space.' So, i just create another partition (17 GB) on my external hard disc as a backup location. The process went smoothly. But unfortunately, all my external hard disc partition has been deleted and there is only one partition (RECOVERY 31.9GB ) that include recovery data is created.. Is it any way that i can apply to get back my deleted partition?

A:System image recovery has deleted my external hard drive partition

Hi Fuadansari

Can you please tell us the manufacturer and the model of the hard drive that was overwritten.

I've done that process so I think that I understand what happened. Is it an Acer laptop?

The most important thing at this point is that you DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING TO THE AFFECTED DRIVE. That means do not format it or do anything that may alter the data that is currently on it.


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I accidently formatted my external hard drive. Now whan my PC brings me to the destop the external hard drive is not aviliable.

How do I fix it.

A:I accidently formatted my external hard drive..

try formatting the hardrive again, by anychance were u formatting it then stopped cos you relised?

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I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post but I hope admins can move it if so.

I think I'm in a screwed position which is frustrating me...
Here's the story...

So basically my buddy asked me to format his computer that had linux in it...

Before I even started, I backed up his personal pictures and files to my external hard drive..

After this was accomplished I began the process of Installing a fresh copy of Windows..

1) I accidently unpartitioned my External...which has 2 SATA 500GB Seagates in a Nexstar enclosure. It isn't formatted just unpartitioned...

2) To fix this I acquired Partition Table Doctor...I tried fixing the partition using this program...but for some odd reason it didn't work. I didn't really read the Guide to using this but I skimmed through it and it seemed pretty straight forward.

This didn't work and my laptop did regcognize the drive but didn't show up as Hard drives with letters attached.

My second problem is.. during this stage.. it said there was an error with sectors on my C drive...It asked me if I wanted to fix it and so I did...

I rebooted my laptop once more and BOOM... my Vista wouldn't boot....
and all I got was a black screen and some Funny Characters located at the top left part of the screen...

Can someone lead me to the write direction? I'm totally lost and not sure how to recover my files and fix my MBR at this point...

I'm using the deskto... Read more

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I accidently deleted the partition on my external hard drive while doing a reinstall of Windows. I had the drive still plugged in and when I was deleted the partition on I though was my hard drive on my computer, I choose to delete the partition on my external. Is there anyone that knows how if possible to restore this lost data?

A:Accidently deleted partition

Take a look at PC Inspector, it should be able to restore the partition.

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Hello, I was trying to expand a partition but deleted a partition in the process. I have a SSD and HDD the the partition which took about half of the HDD space.
On the HDD was a storage partition, system reserved and the deleted partition. So it is currently unallocated. I've tried running recovery programs they find it but
it will cost me money to restore it since I'm using the free version. What should I do now? I've attached a picture of what it looks like currently
I've tried using testdisk I cant really understand it.

A:Accidently deleted partition

Was the partition you deleted = to the unallocated space or was E: the partition you were expanding. Did you actually expand E: or stop after you deleted your partition? The less you write to E: the better as this could be overwriting data you are trying to recover if E: was indeed expanded into your previous partition space. If the unallocated space was equal to the partition you deleted and E: was not expanded then you have a good chance of recovery.
Do you have an external drive with enough free space to recover your data?

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Misread the drive label and deleted the partition on an USB external 80GB SATA drive. Nothing else has been done to the drive.

I did this when using Macrium Reflect Rescue disc.

I know I've seen mention of a program that can recover the partition table but I've not found it yet.

I tried EASUS Data Recovery Wizard but that didn't do it. I thought maybe Paragon had something but I've not had any luck so far. Any help appreciated. Thanks

A:Accidentally deleted partition on external drive

Hey Rich,

You might see if either one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to recover the deleted partition for you.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

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Is there anyway to put it back. :/ Thanks for your help (:

A:Accidently deleted media directs partition?

You dont want it back, you want to keep it away
Dell Vista Laptop Reformat and Bloatware Removal Guide

But if you insist, restore to factory specs. You can find out how in your computer manual. But you must back up all of your stuff first. You go back to day one, no documents, updates, SPs.

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As I said in the title, I was using 3tb+unlock to open up the last terabyte of space on my 3tb drive and even without me telling it, it just assumed that I wanted the 1tb hard drive that I save my family photos on to unallocate.

As the drive is dying but not there yet...hense the new drive...the drive still works and still had some information that I needed to save and now it is gone. I explained it badly but how to I restore an 'unallocated' space to what it was before without spending a lot of money on a new program. Is their a free one or one around $10 dollars that will do this simple thing.

The program I was using when this is done is the program that came with the hard drive "3TB+ Unlock" and the maker of the drive is Western Digital. I just need to undelete the partition and get at least most of it back if possible.

A:I accidently deleted a needed partition and now it is 'Unallocated'.

Quote: Originally Posted by Budthewise

As I said in the title, I was using 3tb+unlock to open up the last terabyte of space on my 3tb drive and even without me telling it, it just assumed that I wanted the 1tb hard drive that I save my family photos on to unallocate.

As the drive is dying but not there yet...hense the new drive...the drive still works and still had some information that I needed to save and now it is gone. I explained it badly but how to I restore an 'unallocated' space to what it was before without spending a lot of money on a new program. Is their a free one or one around $10 dollars that will do this simple thing.

The program I was using when this is done is the program that came with the hard drive "3TB+ Unlock" and the maker of the drive is Western Digital. I just need to undelete the partition and get at least most of it back if possible.

You can't restore a deleted partition. But, you can create a new partition that takes up all of the unallocated space and run Recuva which is a data recovery tool: http://www.filehippo.com/download_recuva/

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I know, what a stupid thing to do. I was trying to reinstall windows on my computer and I accidently deleted the system tools partition (the one without a letter).

Can anybody tell me how to create this partition on my Dell E1505 again so I have something to place the system tools onto? I can create lettered partitions (you know, C and D partitions and such), but I can't get it to create that little subpartition on the C drive. Any help I can get with this would be greatly appreciated.

I'm sure this is unnecessary, since I'm in the XP forum, but I am talking about windows xp here...

A:Accidently deleted system tools partition

Hi JohanTheMighty !

Afaik the only way to get that preinstalled partition back is to use recovery disks to restore the computer to the factory defaults.

See if this applies to your problem :
Reinstall Operating System Manually If PC Restore Fails

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So, I was trying to reformat my external (WD 7500AAC External USB Drive) , when I right clicked on the drive inside of Computer Management. Now, it doesn't show up anywhere, except device manager. I am running XP, as well.

Partition Magic see it as well, but I'm still not sure what to do.

Is this at all fixable?

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I messeded up big time

"I'm going to drawn myself, you can be just like me" (M'n'M) puke:

Allright what happened:

Reading around the board, this section particularly, and having recently converted gear and OS, I thought it was time to clean up my HDD's, and reschedule partitions.
I've got 2 HDD's 1 Maxtor 40Gb IDE & 1 Maxtor 80Gb IDE
In my former system I had only the 80Gb and there partitioning was as followed:
- 5Gb for OS (2.1), also being the active (former system) partition of this HDD
- 15Gb for program files & program files data (2.2)
- 20Gb for Miscellaneous Data (2.3)
- 40Gb for Media files (2.4)

After convertion:
the 40 Gb HDD went into 2x 20Gb, 1 for OS (1.1) & 1 for program files and program files data (1.2).
After cleaning I had managed to get the 5Gig partition (2.1) empty which I wanted to join with the 15Gig (2.2).
Leaving me with a simple, well looking, structure.

I was so damn stupid to, after formatting this partition, DELETE it.
Yes, I know, you get a warning message, and it was the moment I confirmed I felled the itch something was going to be wrong.
A split second later I saw 2.3 & 2.4 coming free as "available space".
These disks where practically 70% occupied and contain all my work and info of the last years.
Backup, didn't make it yet, had it pipelined after sorting everything out and having all the junk removed.
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A:Accidently deleted 1 partition, lost 3! Urgent help wanted!

Sounds to me like you deleted the extended partition instead of one logical partition inside it. Yes, I have used testdisk successfully, but if you feel uncomfortable with it, feel free to try Active Partition Recovery or whatever. However, APR's demo won't fix anything as it won't write to disk.

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OK well recently I was having problems with my PC and an MMORPG, I was trying to fix certain things, and well one thing lead to another, and files were deleted which were neccesary to start Windows. (These files which were deleted, were being shared by spyware, and other certain programs... )

Well anyway, attempted to repair the PC, by installing the lost files by booting up with the "i series" Recovery CD-ROM for Windows Home Edition SP1A. Anyway the person, who was doing this apparently couldnt get it to work, and decided to install Windows XP all together. And by attempting to do this chose to delete the partition of memory which contained all my information. (MY HARDDRIVE) Well I dont believe I have a Windows XP Home Edition CD, because frankly, it was installed by the company I bought it from. I was only given this Recovery CD, and am not sure what to do. Basically I have an empty PC right now. Nothing.... Zilch.... Nadda....

Any ideas? Is there anyway I can order an actual copy of Windows XP? I mean I have the Serial Number and everything, just no actual copy of Windows XP on a CD.

Edit: Pc was purchased from IBuyPower.com, I have yet to contact them about getting an actual hard copy of Windows XP, do you think they would send me one? I did purchase it technically.

A:Hard Drive Partition deleted, No Windows XP CD!?

Hi Lockecole, Welcome to TSG !!
Turn on the PC, put in the Recovery CD
Shutdown the PC and reboot. It should start from the cd. Select Format and reinstall.
If it doesnt start from the cd, at boot up press Delete or F2 to get into BIOS. Find the Boot Order and select boot from CD, Save your changes and reboot

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Hey guys

Right, i'll start at the beginning...

Two days ago my girlfriend somehow downloaded some kind of virus to my system. Norton missed it and said that it couldnt' find anything, despite these random windows opening, trying to connect to the internet. I looked through the registry and couldn't find what was causing it, so i figured, what the hell, i'll just install windows again and delete everything.
So, i put the windows disk in and restarted. I went through the reinstallation up to the point where it asks what partition i want to install windows to! Of course, all my previous windows and software and the like were on the big partition (186gb) So i thought, i'll just delete the partition and make a new one.
I pressed the confirm and the partition disappeared leaving me with 127gb of unpartitioned space. This coincided with the the fact that I had about 60gbs used on the old partition.
So, now i have got a 200gb hard drive tht will only let me access 127gb. Is there anything that i can do to rediscover the extra memory? I've tried using the device manager and the windows interface, but my pc simply tells me that the extra space doesn't exist.

Please help....


A:Deleted partition without formatting hard drive....

If you are using xp, right click on "my computer", select manage, then storage, then disk management, and see if you can re-activate the missing partition there.

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I've had two disks:
1- SSD drive with OS
2- HDD with 4 partitions + system reserved

Because i wanted to get rid of system reserved partition i've deleted and extended one of those 4..
After that i formated and installed windows 7 x64 on my SSD.
Right now the hdd partitions won't show up, and the only way i can see those partitions is running windows installation cd, but they are listed as Dynamic and cant do anything about them. The partition i resized appears multiple times, i don't know what to do. I'm desperate here.

Gregrocker if you are around, please help me out.

A:Deleted System reserved partition on secondary hard drive

While you're waiting you should post a screen shot of the HDD.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
If you have made 5 partitions you have probably made the HDD dynamic and should attempt to make it basic again. A basic drive can have a maximum of 4 primary partitions.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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I was recently doing a fresh install on my SSD (primary). I saw a 100mb system reserved partition and deleted it thinking it was from the primary drive. But it was from my data drive/secondary hard drive. Now the data partition is there in secondary hard drive but I'm unable to access it. Windows says I have to format the drive to access it, rightfully so.

Is there any way to access my data now?

A:Deleted system reserved partition from my secondary hard drive

Didn`t you even pay attention to what the Disk # was when you deleted it ? Obviously not.

Why didn`t you unplug your data drive before you even attempted the new install ???????

If you format your data drive, bye bye data.

There is no reason you can`t access the data on that drive.

Partition Wizard, Linux etc, there are many ways.

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Deleted the wrong files from an external hard drive when plugged into a tablet. When I plugged the hard drive back into the tablet to restore the file, I am getting the following error message: :L/ is unavailable, the location is unavailable and it advises to make sure the drive is connected / plugged in....which it is. Is there anyway to restore the files???!!

A:Restoring deleted files to external hard drive!!!

use this recovery software called recuva. free and small. can also be used from a usb.

read the info on the side of the download page about recovery options.
also, its important not to use the external drive.. until running a scan with recuva, as the data may be lost.

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I have Toshiba Satellite, in case that matters. I have drive C, D, E of course. I also have 2 external hard drives. G is for movies only. F is for backup. Anyway, yesterday I noticed that the letter F wasn't showing when I clicked on Computer. I went into Disk Management and tried to assign a letter but I saw 3 G letters. One was fine but the other two confused me. I tried to change each one but the letter F was missing. In frustration I deleted that drive. Well, now I can't get it back. What do I do? BTW, I see the two externals in Device Manager and I think I see one in MiniTool Partition but the drive in question is marked as Unallocated.
Can you help me? All my important backups are on there.

A:I Foolishly Deleted External Hard Drive Letter

Check this article.

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I recently download a backup program that deleted everything off my external hard drive. There is now basically nothing on my external, so I doubt any data was overwritten. I have a Western Digital 800BB External USB 2 with FAT32. I've tried almost every program I can get a freeware/trial version of and haven't had any luck. A few of them have shown me some of the files I am interested in but are missing quite a few I want. I've also tried restoring a few .avi files that did show up and all I get is a bunch of my mp3 files oddly strung together. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi Is it possible to recover deleted files from an external hard drive or flash memory? If so, can someone explain how this is possible? I thought that once you had deleted a file, that was it..?

A:Can i recover deleted files from an external hard drive?

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Hi Is it possible to recover deleted files from an external hard drive or flash memory

Not with certainty. It's hit and miss. Don't count on it.

"Deleting" in effect removes the file from the drive's "index" so it can't be found by standard means.

Specialized software may still be able to locate and recover the file if that space on the hard drive has not actually been overwritten and occupied by another file.

Recuva and GetDataBack are two such programs.

Some free software will tell you if the file can be recovered, but may make you pay to actually recover it.

The original file name may be lost.

Then there are professional data recovery services that examine the drive in a laboratory for a high fee--$1000 or more. Such services may have a higher degree of success.

I've fiddled with the free software a few times, but never had much luck.

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while organizing my pictures, i hit upon the idea of deleting all photos under 100k since i was having trouble with way to many pictures and was trying to organize them.

Seems i deleted in those images the Icon of my external hard drive (Western digital 500gb). The drive SEEMS to me to be much slowwwer since then- but i see no way to change the icon under properties (as you can for a folder.)

so, my question is:

how do i fix this slowness issue? and do you think that the icon deletion is in fact what caused it? i now get a slow, haning external (although it comes around eventually...)

(i don't care so much for the fact that my icon is gone if that's not causing the problem.)


A:I Deleted my External Hard Drive Icon- and now it's slow!

I don't see deleting the icon as the cause.

I'd be more worried it has an error, right click on the drive and go to Properties and Tools to run a Disk Scan on it, make sure to check the box to scan and fix errors too.

You can also check the drive for a hardware failure with the WD diagnostics: http://support.wdc.com/download/index.asp?cxml=n&pid=999&swid=3

And try something as simple as plugging it into a different USB port.

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hi, can i partition my external hard drive? thank you

A:partition external hard drive

Yes... I think it already is. What do you want to accomplish?

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This may be a stupid question, but when I try to connect my new external hard drive (that will be used for backup and file storage), how do I partition it? I have decided that I need to, but am not sure how to go about it. I do not have Partition Magic, but do run WindowsXP. I want to make sure I partition it before I start putting anything on it. Thanks for your help!

A:What do I need to partition new external hard drive?

Check the manufacturers website. They should have a program you can use to do it (usually automatically). I would check to be sure it is the one you need. Not sure if you need a special program for an external.

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I am new to the forum. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post my question, but hoping someone here can direct me or might know.

I purchased a 1TB hard drive to place media files on it so that I could plug it into my DVD player which has a USB port. I made sure to format the hard drive to Fat32. What I can surmise is that the 1TB hard drive is too big for the DVD player to read. I plug it in and it says Device Not Supported. But I've successfully plugged in an external card reader and used a 16GB SD card to place files on and it reads them fine. So I'm thinking it's the size of the drive that is the issue.

Someone who is more computer savvy told me I might have to partition the hard drive into two partitions. One partition 16gb and then the other partition with whatever is left. They did say they were not sure if there was a way to set it up so the 16gb Partition is what is recognized first when plugged into the DVD player. This way I would transfer movies I want to watch to the 16 GB partition, and transfer them over.

Now when I search hard disk partitions in Windows 10 the manager comes up and I can see the hard drive, but I can not change the size to partition it. It's grayed out. Is there a freeware program that works with Windows 10 that will split the hard drive into two partitions in sizes I specify, and make sure that the 16GB partition is the first one loaded or seen? And if I set it up that way when I plug it into my computer will the computer see ... Read more

A:How to Partition a 1TB external Hard Drive?

The easiest program to use for partitioning is MiniTool Partition Wizard Free:
Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free

As long as drive letters are assigned to both partitions, when plugged into the computer you will have access to both partitions.

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I bought an external 120 gb hard disk. I would like to partition it into 6 partition.

Is this possible?

If yes, what software do you recommend? Any freeware options?



A:Partition external hard drive

should be doable using the XP disk mgr -- did you try it?

btw: 120/6 parts = (6x) 20gb partitions; why so small?

Also consider: An external HD can be used by other systems,
even Mac and Linux *IF* you plan ahead now -- format as FAT32

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Howdy. I have a Mac Mini with an internal hard drive partitioned with Bootcamp for a Mac side and an XP side. It is so full I can't run the SP3 upgrade (lots of photos). I need to add an external HD to store the photos - like in the 1TB range - and although I will use it almost entirely with XP Pro, I do want a small part of it for the mac stuff. It'd be a USB 2.0hookup.
I think I can just do this with Bootcamp, but the WinXP side is more important to me, so I'd like the opinion of you WinXP guys first. Any suggestions?

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I just bought a maxtor 320g HD, can I partition it in two halves to share with someone else? Also, is there a software I could use to automatically back up my entire drive without compressing any file? thankx

A:Can I Partition A External Hard Drive

Yes, you can. Use Windows Disc Management. To make a copy of your main drive read this article, missing out the steps on deleting files.
If you are unsure about any steps, post back. Let us know how you get on.

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I have windows 7 home premium 32 bit. I got a new WD Elements 2.5 TB external hard drive. The laptop detected it perfectly and it showed about ~2.25 TB space. The problem came when I tried to partition it into two partition, one 1.75 TB and other ~500 GB. I tried windows 7 data management. When I shrunk the volume to make first 1.7 TB partition it made it correctly but it created two ~250 GB un-allocated partitions. Then I created one partition from first un-allocated space and tried to extend it but it is not giving me an option to extend it. Also it is not allowing me to create another partition from remaining ~250 GB partition.

I tried EASEUS partition manager but it shows whole external hard drive as unsupported.

Can anyone help me with it please?


A:2.5 TB External Hard Drive Partition

paragon software's partition manager is the only one I know of that handles usb externals properly.
Paragon Software: Download free partition software for home

...it's not a free one though.

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Hi All,

My brother accidently deleted all of my photos which were stored on an external hard drive when syncing the drive to the computer. Don't ask how!

I was wondering what is the best software program or method to retrieve the deleted files. I appreciate I probably won't be able to get them all but there were 100s so I'm hopeful.

If anyone knows any free software out there that could do the job can you please recommend one that will work?



A:Retrieving deleted picture files from external hard drive

No guarantee, but if its plugged into the pc, you might try going to Start>search>Click where it says Pictures, music or video click it & put a tic in the pictures box

& click search. It might even find pictures on your harddrive. Good luck.

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Hello there,
I had windows 10 backup on my 1TB WD external hard drive. My 1TB external hard drive was also having all my important files along with pictures and videos. I was using following the step given in this video : How to Install Windows 10 from a USB Flash Drive - YouTube.
After reboot, all my data/files/pics/videos on 1TB got deleted/formatted. When I plug in this hard drive again, it is showing only FAT 32 GB storage instead of showing 1TB. I went to manage and disk management, it is showing below info, which is showing 899.48 GB unallocated.
Can someone please help me how to get back all my deleted/formatted data/files/ics/videos ???

A:External Hard drive formatted / deleted while installing windows 10

Have you tried checking your primary drive for the windows.old folder? Assuming you chose either the "Keep my files" or the"Remove Everything" options instead of the "Restore Factory Settings" entry, then all of your old files should be stored there.

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I work on a laptop and a desktop. I use an external 320 GB hard disk to save my files.
The laptop is running windows 7 home basic 64 bit (more than 2 years old) and The desktop is running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit (recently installed with formatting new pc).
The problem is..
If the HDD connected to the desktop and I delete any file from the HDD, the file appears in the recycle bin of the desktop but as I connect the HDD in laptop the files are not appear under recycle bin of the laptop. Likewise any file deleted from HDD appears in recycle bin of the laptop when the HDD connected to the laptop but not appears in the recycle bin when connected to the desktop.
Is it normal? I do not think so. If it is a problem then how can I correct it. I have tried windows troubleshooting -- performance check , HDD error check but no error can be find out in both computers.

Wish for your helpful suggestions.

A:Recycle bin not showing deleted files for an external hard drive

I think this is quite normal if I have read your post correctly. When you delete a file from your external HD the deleted file get transferred to the Recycle Bin of the computer you are using. When you change the external HD to your laptop then there is no record of those files as they have already been deleted & would still be the Recycle Bin of desktop, unless you have deleted them from there.

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A client of mine lost all of her data on her external hard drive. It happened while she was away from the computer, and as far as I know, no one else touched her computer. I asked her if her computer were acting abnormally, like she had a virus or something, and she said, "No. It's acting fine."

She can access the drive, but it has nothing on it now.

Any ideas?

A:All data from external hard drive got deleted! No humans involved.

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I accidently deleted my keyboard's driver and I don't know how to bring it back,I tried plugging it to our android tv but it doesn't work,I also tried it on my laptop and it didn't work as well but when i tried to find it on the device manager it showed as unrcognized USB on the USB port menu.Please help me.

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Hi,  I accidently deleted the HP tools files on the F drive. How can I restore those files?The computer is a HP Pavilion G6 notebook. Help appreciated! Cheers,CPM 

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A:accidently deleted F-drive with HP Tools

Hi, Try reinstalling the uefi support environment, although it does usually default to wanting to install on the original D partition - it's on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp61501-62000/sp61632.exe Regards, DP-K

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I have a 1TB USB drive with a single, simple, primary partition spanning the whole disk.
I want to shrink and create a second partition. I tried to Shrink Volume in Disk Management. The wizard reported 450 gb available to shrink. I tried to shrink by just 200GB. No matter what shrink size I select it churns for an hour or two and finally reports:
There is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation. I run Windows 1o os.
How can I get this to work?

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Hello, I have a problem resizing NTFS partitions on my external hard drive. First I tried to shrink one of the partitions using the Disk Manager utility in Windows 7 (I thought that I can resize the other one to the unallocated space using the 'expand' functionality), and later also tried EASEUS Partition Master. Both seem to have trouble with the first step, which is reduction of the space on the first partition (700 GB -> 250 GB), as both programs simply get stuck. (I let it run for 4 hours before giving up). I also tried runnig checkdisk to see if some sectors of the partition are not damaged, but it didn't help. I would really appreciate any hint as to how to solve this problem, or a recommendation about which alternative software to try. Thank you.

A:Resizing a partition on an external hard drive

I use Partition Wizard
Free Download Partition Wizard

Can you post a screenshot of your disk management?

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Hi everyone

I've just read an article which explains how to back up my system to an external hard drive
(Backup/Restore in Windows7 – External Hard Drive (Computer Insurance))

I have a 2TB external with files alread on it. I was just wondering, do i need to partition the hard drive or can i just create a folder?

Also, just to check... If i complete this back up onto my external, and then create the system repair disc, will I be able to completely reinstall windows and drivers?

I recently tried to create a dual boot with windows and ubuntu on two seperate hard drives. It worked, but I had to have the unbuntu hard drive plugged in to be able to boot the windows drive (windows wouldnt boot at all without the unbuntu hard drive plugged in). I worried that if the ubuntu drive died (its quite old) then I would never be able to get back into windows.
So I now have a fresh instalation of windows 7 Professional that work put on my machine.

However I want to try and create and dual boot again, but if I mess it up this time i'd like to be able to sort it out myself. Would doing this back up and disc enable me to do so?


A:Backing up to External Hard drive - do i need to partition?

I will assume you are talking about Windows imaging as opposed to file/folder backup.
In one partition root Windows will recognize an image folder called WindowsImageBackup. If you create another partition you could have another WindowsImageBackup. Alternatively, you can rename or move (within a partition) WindowsImageBackup to a different folder. As long as what you move and/or rename to WindowsImageBackup in a partition root, a Windows system repair disk boot should recognze it. See these tutorials
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery
Many people prefer this third party imaging program which is more flexible
Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
I use both.

A system image restore will restore everything you need. It is a snapshot of when you made it. You can even restore it to a new HDD if your current one fails.

Re Ubuntu dual boot it sounds like you are booting Windows through the Ubuntu HDD = bad idea.
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I recently purchased a 3TB external hard drive. While using the disk management tool in Windows I created unallocated space intended to be used for a partition. The system wouldn't allow me to create the partition continually showing an error message that MBR drives are limited to the first 2TB of space available. My question is two fold: How do I return the unallocated space to the primary partition on the disk? How do I then add the secondary partition?

A:External Hard Drive Partition Issue

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I have an Eternal Hard Drive (Transcend), partitioned. I want to set a password for a specfic partion (not for the whole hard drive)!
any one can help! or refer to a useful tutorial.

PS: TSElite was installed on the hard drive, if it is of any use!

A:External Hard Drive - set password for a partition

Check this link: Create Password Protected Hard Drive Partition

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Would like to have 40-50 gig sections/partitions in my WD 320 gig external USB hard drive (FAT32), but can't figure out how to do this. Used Partition Magic from my <Reference to illegal software removed> to partition my regular 20 gig hard drive in half (half is NTSF, Backup half is FAT32), wasn't that hard to figure out. Used Ghost to make a complete backup of my C: drive in case I screwed something up (burned an ISO file first). I'm running Windows 2000 Pro with SP 4.

However, nothing on that <Reference to illegal software removed> disk will recognize my WD external drive period (Partition Magic won't show it, Norton Ghost doesn't see it either). It's a Western Digital "My Book" drive....just plugs into one of my USB ports. Windows has no problem seeing it and my BIOS sees it too.

Now I'm stumped, probably cause I'm not very experienced with this. Have looked on the Internet a great deal, but what I've found is how to do this in XP, which doesn't do me any good. Can y'all help please?

Thanks in advance!


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A:Solved: How to re-partition WD 320 gig external hard drive

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I have a WD My Passport Ultra External Hard Drive 3TB. I formatted it to work with my PS4 and now I want to use it on my HP2000 laptop again. The only problem is, it now has a partition in it and I only have 1.8 TB available of a 3 TB Hard Drive. How do I totally reformat all 3TB and put back to factory defaults?

Thank You

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So I want to partition my 1.5 tera hard drive so I can get it to work on both my PC and PS3. What I want to do is to partition 50 gigs of it so I can format that with FAT32 so i can install programs onto it. The rest I want to be normal so can you tell me what to do I can get to disk managment fine its that i don't know what to do after that. any help is apreciated and thank you very much.

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I have a 1 TB hard drive that is being used a lot. The format is NTFS or FATS, (sorry if those are not spelt correctly) windows hard drive. Anyways - there is like 400 gig spare. Can I simply go in and use gparted or something similiar and make a partition for a linux backup (which is ext4)

(I know this is a windows forum but u guys are the best! You are all v informed)

So basically from your experience if I do this is there a strong chance that the data on the drive will be hosed if I introduce a linux partition?

Thanks a lot

A:Can I create a partition in a (used) external hard drive?

Yes indeed. If you don't have an internal hard drive portable case, just power off your computer, hold the power button in for a minute to discharge all electricity, open the case, plug the older hard drive into the IDE or SATA cable for a secondary hard drive, (keep the case open to watch all fans), plug in the power cable, press the power button. The system will see the old hard drive and assign it a driver and may want to reboot; that's OK. Now after reboot, go to Windows Manager (Right click computer, choose Manage). Choose Disk Management, point at the older hard drive, right click your mouse and choose Format. When prompted, choose NTFS and format the entire disk. When it's done.....voila! You now have a second internal hard drive that you can use for backing up an Image of your C: Drive (Highly Recommended) and for storing all kinds of files like music, videos etc. rather than keeping them on the C: Drive and filling it up. (see image)

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i am helping a friend partition an external WD 500GB drive...i've never partitioned an external, usb drive before...so i need some help..

the drive is FAT32 formatted..he'd like to make it 2 - 250GB NTFS partitions...so, if he goes into Computer Mgt does he first Delete Volume, then set up the partitions in the unallocated space, creating 2 partitions?

any guidance is appreciated....

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