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Mistakenly Assigned Drive letter and "lost" data

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March 18, 2012 3:41:40 PM

Hi. I recently installed Windows 7. Couldn't see my external hard drive although it was "visible" in the control panel. Thought the isssue was the lack of a drive letter. Assigned a letter in disk management and then the drive "appeared" in My Computer but - the are no files on the previously very full drive. I realize that some sort of partition was created but cant imagine that I lost all data in a split second without running fdisk or the likes. I hope. How do I get the files back? Help
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March 19, 2012 12:32:42 PM

joeshmow said:
Hi. I recently installed Windows 7. Couldn't see my external hard drive although it was "visible" in the control panel. Thought the isssue was the lack of a drive letter. Assigned a letter in disk management and then the drive "appeared" in My Computer but - the are no files on the previously very full drive. I realize that some sort of partition was created but cant imagine that I lost all data in a split second without running fdisk or the likes. I hope. How do I get the files back? Help


What happens if you change the drive letter back ?


This recovery utility may help.
http://www.piriform.com/recuva
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March 21, 2012 1:45:45 PM

ksiemb said:
What happens if you change the drive letter back ?


This recovery utility may help.
http://www.piriform.com/recuva



The drive was visible in disk mamnagment but did not appear in My Computer and thus did not have a letter. I assinged the letter.
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