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Accidentally re-partitioned mac os x with win xp using bootcamp

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I was using Mac os x 10.5.6 and decided i'd create a dual boot on my mac. so i used a pre-sp2 win xp cd. worked before no problem only difference is last time i wanted an even split between windows and leopard but this time i only wanted to allocate 32GB to windows. 
anyway the long and short of t is that i wasn't paying attention and suddenly noticed that it said quick format ntfs or full format ntfs and i didn't want an ntfs format because i needed leopard to be able to read the data. So I aborted. when i my mc back on it just hung at a black screen. when i rebooted and hit the option key it showed window drive instead of my mac and i was so confident it would work that i didn't back up my hard disk before.
is there anyway to get my data back? i tried boomerang recover but it could only recover ntfs partitions pre-mac usage. Is there anyway to get my hard disk and file structure back?

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  • Enitan Ajayi Feb 11, 2009

    Yes, that is where it currently is as i wouldn't have been able to use a piece of software called boomerang recover. As I stated it could only recover ntfs partitions, which i triedinstalling before my current mac setup (i mean the one i am trying to recover). 


    I have te-installed mac os x onto another hard drive and connected the hard drive that i wish to recover by usb.
    Is there anything that can recover the drive to the way it was? or that will recover ALL the data from the drive as i think it was only repartitioned.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    In a case like this, I usually install the hard drive with the data into an enclosure and hook it up to another working computer and retreive the data from it. Then reformat and copy the data over.

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Your data is most likely lost. The only real way to know for sure is to spend the money on a data recovery company.

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