How to recover "unallocated" drive?

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JamieAB
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How to recover "unallocated" drive?

#1 Post by JamieAB » 27 Jul 2012, 09:03

Hi everyone.

Whilst resizing partitions on an auxilliary 2TB HDD there was a power outage. On restart (using a recovery disk) I was able to continue resizing and the drive partitions were resized as I required. Unfortunately instead of showing an "R" drive with about 1.3TB and a "D" drive with about 0.7TB, Windows explorer cannot see the drive at all.

Partition Manager shows the larger portion of the drive (which, unfortunately contains 28000 family photos) as being unallocated space and the smaller portion as being a local disk but without a drive letter! Can TeskDisk return this HDD to it's original state i.e. with its "R" and "D" drives (and all my photos!) and, if so, how?

Thanks very much for any help

J

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JamieAB
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Re: How to recover "unallocated" drive?

#2 Post by JamieAB » 28 Jul 2012, 19:35

The free software "EraseUS Partition Manager" identified the problem and, quite easily, solved it in the Windows environment. I was a bit concerned about using TestDisk because it seemed I would have to use it in the DOS environment.

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