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Yep I was trying to prep for my new Samsung 830 128GB SSD to be delivered later, so I cloned my drive with Macrium free. Well to my amazement, it cloned it alright, deleting my whole partition along the way! Mind you I have a ton of music, family pictures, and other various important files.

Any way to recover anything? Namely the pictures?

BTW I have a secondary 500GB ext as well.
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Clone - A group of organisms or cells produced asexually from one ancestor or stock, to which they are genetically identical.

Identical. If it retained all the old data on the external it's not identical.

It copies it over, not copies into a space... You know?

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+recover+deleted+data&oq=how+to+recover+deleted+data&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Have you tried any of these? Some have had some luck. I don't think it's possible. I haven't had any luck.
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post #3 of 10
clone it back to the original drive
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Clone - A group of organisms or cells produced asexually from one ancestor or stock, to which they are genetically identical.
Identical. If it retained all the old data on the external it's not identical.
It copies it over, not copies into a space... You know?
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+recover+deleted+data&oq=how+to+recover+deleted+data&sugexp=chrome,mod=0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Have you tried any of these? Some have had some luck. I don't think it's possible. I haven't had any luck.

Yeah I have a EassosRecovery scan going right now. I have a 847gb unallocated partition that I am scanning. About 15GB into it.....
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Quote:
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clone it back to the original drive

This is the problem.
28b4dgo.jpg

Disk 1 needs to be one big partition.
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Nothing?
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You don't have a backup?!?!? eek.gif

There are programs like recuva, getbackdata, etc. to try as well.
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You don't have a backup?!?!? eek.gif
There are programs like recuva, getbackdata, etc. to try as well.

I thought I did. frown.gif


I will give those a try. frown.gif
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post #9 of 10
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Found TestDisk. biggrin.gif and a guide. biggrin.gif

http://www.overclockers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=669986

Looks like I am on my way to a full recovery! biggrin.gif
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Well all such attempts were futile. But I do have some good news. All my pics are being recovered from my "spare" 500GB 2.5" external. I don't know why, but I must have done a file transfer to test its speed and used my picture directory to test it. Then I must have deleted it, cause I did a scan with Recuva and it's picking up most of my pics! biggrin.gif
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