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A few months ago my home server lost all of my MP3’s from a share. I was freaking out thinking some process had magically deleted them. Then I noticed the partition was missing. I spent a few days banging my head against the wall trying to recover the data and nothing helped. Since I’m a listener of Security Now, I attempted to use Spin Rite on the drive, even this didn’t help it. I was freaking out.
I set aside the drive and re-addressed it yesterday. A friend of mine had a copy of Partition Doctor 3.5 and we ran it against my drive. In a matter of minutes we managed to get the drive back up and all of the MP3’s were there. Neither my wife and I were too anxious to go through the 2-3 week ripping process we did last time when we re-ripped at a higher bit rate.
This is not a promotion, I get no money from the links you click, if however you do have an issue with a lost windows partition, try Partition Doctor’s demo version and it will show you if it can be recovered.