I mistakenly partitioned my external firewire drive. IS there any way I can recover the data?

hi there,

if you go to www.versiontracker.com and search for "recover"
there are some tools for recovering lost data.
The most are not free, but maybe you will find something for you.



You might find a tool that will recover a partition-wipe as long as you have not saved any new data to the drive. Otherwise, it is very difficult to recover that sort of material, because re-partitioning is designed to clearly prepare the disk for the new environment / conditions that you set it up for.

I would be looking to restore from backups.

If you do get the data back from a partition tool, save it off onto another device, and when you are done recovering, reformat it to clean up any residue.


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