Disk Utility Partition Erased My Hard Drive! AHHHH!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by WiFiHunter, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. WiFiHunter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2006
    Okay, so in order to limit the size of time machine I decided to partition my external hard drive to two partitions using non erasing partitioning. I had ~320GB of a 500GB used and I set out a second partition to 50GB and it said under the main larger 'This volume will not be erased'.

    It erased both partitions (rather quickly) and now I am panicking.

    I am on the phone with applecare and they're telling me I'm SOL. I have Disk Utility and feel like I am going to be sick.

    Please help.

    MacBook w/ 10.5.2
    Western Digital 500GB USB 2.0 Drive
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000


    Apr 10, 2007
    You can get a file recovery program and recover what was there. That's about your only option at this point.
  3. WiFiHunter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2006
    That's BS. Apple should pay for a professional disk recovery, it said, this partition will not be erased.
  4. Jason S. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2007
    Did it say "volume," like your original post, or "partition"? Because there is a difference.
  5. WiFiHunter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2006
    volume. in the first partition that was going to be made (which was auto-named Jake's 500GB like my drive before the partitioning, it said This volume will not be erased.

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