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Fdisked hardrive by mistake

By Clive(Maddog)Mills ·
Having FDisked a customers hdd by mistake while adding a new drive how can i recover his one gig of drive space 3 comppressed hard drive and swap to the new partioned hard drive preferably free cos I dont have a lot of money thanks

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by dmiles In reply to Fdisked hardrive by mista ...

Thwe slightest possibility may be using the Norton's Disk Doctor Utility,that you can download from www.symantec.com
No gaurentee thet you will recover the data,but their are data recovery that are quite expensive.Good Luck

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by Clive(Maddog)Mills In reply to Fdisked hardrive by mista ...

I have got norton utilitys but that did'nt help i'm afraid, but thanks anyway

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by bcross In reply to Fdisked hardrive by mista ...

Yeah there's no easy way to recover it. Ontrack offers data recovery, but it's QUITE expensive (it can range into the thousands) so if Disk doctor doesn't work, you might want to ask you're client where his backup of his data is (and act shocked if he doesn't have one) and explain to him how easy it is to loose data and try to work out a disaster recovery plan... I know how you feel. Been there done that. Screw-ups happen, don't let it get to you to bad, but learn a valuable lesson - when dealing with a clients, data, be very careful. Often, I'll unplug the HD's I'm not messing with to ensure they are safe. Also if there's critical data, a quick disk-copy or data-backup might be a good idea to preform. Good luck.

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by Clive(Maddog)Mills In reply to Fdisked hardrive by mista ...

thanks but I have the ontrack demos (that only let you recover 5 files) in fact i told my client and he was'nt bothered he said he had backed up every thing he needed

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by Bill Cassada In reply to Fdisked hardrive by mista ...

When I used to do contract work I would make my clients sign a liability release stating they understood it was their responsibility, not mine, to have a backup in the event of a catastrophe. Without their signature on this form I would not attemptto work on their systems. I learned a painful lesson once when attempting to recover data from the ancient drive of an architect. His bearings had gone out, but when the data was not receoverable he blamed me and went so far as trying to take me to court over it. My lawyer and the drive manufacturer eventually convinced him it was not my fault, but I came TOO close to having to pay damages. Makes me queasy thinking about it....

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by Clive(Maddog)Mills In reply to Fdisked hardrive by mista ...

thanks i will bear that in mind

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by nalin_uduwawala In reply to Fdisked hardrive by mista ...

If after you fdisked it you have not tried anything else, try "lost and found " a product fronm the company who do "partition magic" it will cost you a few bucks but I am certain it will do the job for you.

I am not a salesman from that company!!!!.

It is good stuff.

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by OTL In reply to Fdisked hardrive by mista ...

Been there, done that. Went back into fdisk put setting back the way they were and all data magically reappeared. I had written down the initial perameters, whew!

GOOD LUCK!

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