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Any way to fix my broken partion or recover the stuff?

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Hey,

I have a 500GB 7200Rpm Seagate Hard drive...it was partitioned into 4 parts. One is for the OS, second for games, third for my stuff and the fourth for programs (i dunno why i decided to make a games partition, i think having 4 drives just made it look more even when i went into "my computer"). Anyway after nearly a year of use the "my stuff" partition got full and i realized that the programs partition was bigger than it needed to be and the My Stuff partition too small. So, i booted G-Parted (partitioner) and decided to shrink the Programs partition and shrink the games partition and then make the My stuff partition bigger (this meant the "my stuff" partition had to be moved). It started doing it's thing, the part it was on (3rd step) when i left had about 14 hours left.

When i came back about 9 hours later it had stopped partitioning and the window had disappeared however it was still in the program. I figured something had gone wrong. Closed it and booted into windows where the "my stuff" partition had gone corrupt or something. I mean the most important one had to break. Windows was asking me if i would like to format it. I said no.

Anybody had a problem like this, i have some of my stuff backed up but not all of it. Lots of stuff gone. I looked into recovering the stuff, I currently have a program called on track easy recovery. It looks like it might be able to do the job but it wants me to recover the files to a different drive meaning i would need to buy a new 250GB hard drive because i have no other space that big.

Is there any program which could just fix the partition? Rather than having to recover the files from it and onto another HD? And what are my chances of getting my stuff back, i don't really know much on the topic. Like if i bought a 250GB hard drive and i didn't manage to recover the stuff that would make me feel even worse
    
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I've had similar problems and also had to use a recovery program to retrieve the data. I used GetDataBack for NTFS. Even using a program like that there is still a possibility that some of the files can be corrupt. Each time I had to deal with it I wasn't able to repair the corrupted partition and didn't try too hard as I didn't want to further cramp my chances of getting what I needed off of the drive. I've used Easy Recovery as well but I still prefer GDB. Hope you can salvage your stuff.
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I've had similar problems and also had to use a recovery program to retrieve the data. I used GetDataBack for NTFS. Even using a program like that there is still a possibility that some of the files can be corrupt. Each time I had to deal with it I wasn't able to repair the corrupted partition and didn't try too hard as I didn't want to further cramp my chances of getting what I needed off of the drive. I've used Easy Recovery as well but I still prefer GDB. Hope you can salvage your stuff.
Ok thanks, in a couple of days i'm gonna go buy the hard drive to recover the stuff onto.
    
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I can only reccomend Active Partition Recovery (for recovering the whole partition) or Active Data Recovery. They are just about the best programs there are, we use them at work to retrieve data from corrupted, formated etc HDDs, works wonders.

EDIT: No, there is no way you can recover it on the same partition. You always have to run the recovery on a different HDD, as if you were going to recover data on the same, you would overwrite the data while trying to recover it. Getting or borowing a HDD is your best bet if you want to save your data.
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