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Partition disappeared!

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by Gray, 2 May 2006.

  1. Gray


    Joined: 1 Nov 2005

    Posts: 264

    Location: Essex, UK


    My friend has been using his 160gb external IDE drive for a while with no problems... until now.

    Today he looked on the drive and the partition seems to have vanished. Disk Management shows the drive space as "unallocated".

    I've run the drive through "Easy Recovery Pro" and to be honest I think he's lucky and I will be able to recover everything.

    But is there a quicker way? Is there a piece of very clever software somewhere that can just rebuild the partition table, and let me access all the files without having to run it through ERP for a few hours?


  2. SiriusB


    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,448

    Location: Manchester

    Theres a piece of software called Partition Table Doctor. It isnt free but it has helped me reclaim vanished partitions. However, it isn't always guaranteed to work depending on why the partition vanished.