I honestly don't know what I did, my external drive shows up as unallocated space. Please help.

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I honestly don't know what I did, my external drive shows up as unallocated space. Please help.

#1 Post by YeshYyyK » 20 Feb 2018, 21:11

I have a 1TB WD Passport Drive, and I have 2 partitions, and 400GB or so of unallocated space. I connected it today to create another partition.

I opened Disk Management via Win+X
And it asked me to use MBR ot GPT
I chose GPT
and now theres apparently nothing on the disk?
It shows it all as unallocated space
Did I just lose everything on it?

I'm not exactly sure how to use TestDisk or PhotoRec, but when using the TestDisk Analyze on my external drive, it does show me my 2 partitions and their names, but possibly due to the 400GB of unallocated space, the scan instantly goes to 46% and slows down from there.

Please tell me how to get my partitions back.

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Re: I honestly don't know what I did, my external drive shows up as unallocated space. Please help.

#2 Post by cgrenier » 22 Feb 2018, 06:50

Please copy and paste the testdisk.log file content.
If TestDisk find your 2 partitions, I don't see where the problem is.

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