I’d just like to add my experience from yester day to this thread as I believe it contains interesting advice.
It’s that for some reason I used the windows tool for partitioning, the one in the “computer browser”, to delete a partition that I didn´t use. The particular partition was one of three inside an enxtended partition, like an envelope partition if you aint familiar with this. The other two were my prime data partition and my Fat partition. Saying yes to deleting the empty one, seeing it take with it my data partition as well nearly made me swear, I guess Microsoft kindof have spoilt me with these kind of surprises before so there wasn’t really much outrage left to use.
The program to fix the situation was Acronis Disk Director-> recovery expert, at the “complete setting” and waiting for a while. Some other program found old changed partitions, if you arrive at this situation check for correct size/amount of empty space at your final solution. If you recover the wrong partition you will likely write over the deleted data in the partition table and loose file data as well.
Finally, if you get into serious trouble that has to do with partitioning, partition table corruption or other non hardware loss of data, I would like to recommend this guy from Denmark;
His free utilities is in my experience the best and definetely safest tools there is for this situation, I had him send me .bat files for a much worse situation I had earlier on and it was a matter of hours before I had everything out of the computer, and then the problems with the fudged partitions fixed as well.
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I of course had a complete backup of my data, but still this was a bit of a wake up to me, Fdisk is evil in my book, forever.