unsure of which partition table type to choose in recovery

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unsure of which partition table type to choose in recovery

#1 Post by hwfixfiles » 19 Jan 2019, 21:00

i have a WD passport. somehow it stopped functioning properly from the last time i used it. it does not show my folders, excel and word files anymore. it asks if i want to format, which i dont want to do . someone told me about testdisk. i downloaded testdisk , but dont know which partition table to use. testdisk highlights "NONE" but the note at the bottom says "do not select "none" for media with only a single partition . its very rare for a disk to be "non-partitioned". i dont want to pick the wrong choice and loose my data. is NONE still okay to pick, to try and retrieve my files?

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Re: unsure of which partition table type to choose in recovery

#2 Post by cgrenier » 20 Jan 2019, 08:47

If you have selected a drive letter, select partition type: None, Advanced, Boot, List
Anyway, it's better to select the PhysicalDrive instead of a drive letter.

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Re: unsure of which partition table type to choose in recovery

#3 Post by hwfixfiles » 20 Jan 2019, 16:37

I THANK YOU VERY MUCH......IT WORKED.....i didnt loose my data..... :D :D :D

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