Seagate ext 5TB drive partition disapeared
I had a partition disappear and now when the drive is plugged in windows is asking if I want to initialize it. Now I haven't yet and want to run it by you. I don't want to loose what I have on this drive (plots don't care about
). (Why my Bitcoin and Altcoin Wallets were here and yeas had a backup too)
The only thing I can think of is use a program to restore the mbr Currently Seatools is running long fix analysis and drive was good just do not initialize until you know why.
Fixed ............................here is how. (wasn't trying to save plots)
Do not re-initialize the disk if the partition is lost.
Windows Explorer or Disk Manager displays the first primary partition as raw (unformatted) and Windows prompts: The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?
[You should never do so without knowing why!]
A logical partition is missing. In Windows Explorer, that logical drive is no longer available. The Windows Disk Management Console now displays only "unallocated space" where this logical partition had been located.
Use a free program Testdisk. (Easeofus also can do this but for a price)
If TestDisk is not yet installed, it can be downloaded from http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step
i remember that program good call