Help! Hard Drive partitions disappeared!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by quixotical, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. quixotical macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    Hi All,

    I recently bought a new MBP and was trying to format the freespace of my external hard drive to be compatible with the Mac OS. Half of my hard drive was in NTFS and the other half was freespace. I went to format the free space with disk utility, it gave me an error and said that it could not be done. Next thing I knew, the entire hard drive had been wiped and was unformatted.

    Is there anyway I can recover the files from the NTFS portion of the hard drive? Or does anyone have experience or know what happened?

    Thanks for the help or suggestions! :)
  2. Daffodil macrumors 6502


    Jun 7, 2011
    In a sunny state of mind
    Yeah, if I've understood correctly what you've done, you've wiped your data. Sorry... Any type of formatting your disk with disk utility erases the stuff already on it.

    Hope you had a copy somewhere else! :(
  3. quixotical thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    I got everything recovered. It was not completely wiped, I was able to recover all the partitions.

    Thanks for the reply! :)

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