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Help! GTP partitions not detected.

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Guyonskis, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Guyonskis

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    I backed up all my data onto a 3TB drive with two partitions. I then upgraded my system and reinstall windows 7. I assumed that the partitions would be recognized and everything would be fine. Turns out that's not the case, I just have the one unallocated block.

    If I make a new volume will all my data be erased?
    If so, how can I recover my data? Is there a free tool?

    Please help :(... everything is on there!
     
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    May be able to backup files with a Linux Live CD as long as it supports EFI GUID partitions.
     
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    I was really dumb.
    Windows asked me to initialize the disk... I didn't see GPT on the list so I selected MBR. I realize now that GUID = GPT. :(:(:(... did this erase my partitions?
     
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    It seems to be working... this was scary. I need to be more careful!
     
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    Nice! Glad to see that's working for you. May take a while so be patient.
     

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