HELP - I've re-parttioned the wrong drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by colinet, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. colinet macrumors 6502

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    Somehow, thinking I was working on a different drive, I repartitioned one of my drives today and so lost some valuable data. I assumed Time Machine had been backing this and 2 other drives up, so I wasn't too worried. Then I discovered Time Machine had only been backing up 2 of my drives (even though I had NOT put the third drive of the exclusion list.

    I bought Subrosoft's FileSalvage which has recovered over 25,000 files, trouble is of course I've lost the original layout with the folders and their correct file names. It's as if I had tipped out the contents of a filing cabinet onto the floor and now have 25000+ pieces of paper in one huge pile, except the files now have names that bear no relation to their file names.

    Is there any way program that can actually rebuild my original partition (folders and layout etc) as it was?
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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  3. Sky Blue Guest

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    Data Rescue will do the same thing as FileSalvage.
    You can't recover the folder hierarchy.
     
  4. misterredman macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, my bad. Thanks for specifying that.
     
  5. colinet thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I feared as much. I've got Data Rescue - it recovered files, but not as well as FileSalvage.
     

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