Disk Utility Partition Erased my Hard Drive!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jadman822, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. jadman822 macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2009
    I was making a partition on my USB external drive in order to put a disk image of Snow Leopard on it, so I could boot off of it.

    I added a 10GB partition to the drive, and clicked Apply. The following dialogue box came up:

    Partitioning this disk will change some of the volumes. No volumes will be erased.

    This volume will be added:
    "Snow Leopard"

    This volume will be resized:
    "XXX HDD"

    Are you sure you wish to partition the disk "WD 3200BMV External Media"?

    I clicked Partition, and it finished very quickly. I checked Finder, and the entire drive, BOTH partitions are completely empty. WTF!!!!!
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    That sucks. Hope you had a backup.

    Was there a question there?
  3. jadman822 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2009
    The question was basically in the "WTF".

    Why did this happen? Did I do something wrong?

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