Merged partiton - lost data

  onthebog 18:21 12 Feb 08
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I have a 160GB external HDD on which I created a 30GB partition. I no longer needed the smaller partition so I decided to merge it with the large one only to find that all my back-ups (from the 130GB partition) have gone and the disk reads 160GB of free space. I used PowerQuest Partition Magic 8.0 - I was under the impression that a merge operation preserved data. Is there a way of reversing this operation? Or am I in the running for "Dick of the Week"?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, even if it is to confirm the latter statement.

Thanks in advance folks

  skidzy 18:37 12 Feb 08

" am I in the running for "Dick of the Week "

Not at all,we all make mistakes but hopefully we can learn from them.

Ok,Testdisk may recover your partition click here

  MAT ALAN 18:58 12 Feb 08

When you merge partitions one will be expanded to include the second. The contents of the second partition are added as a folder inside the first partition.

This is whats supposed to happen so not sure what went wrong...

You could try "undo last change" it might work..

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