Disk Utility Partition Erased My Hard Drive! AHHHH!

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

  1. WiFiHunter macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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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