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Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.

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    Windows 8.1

    Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.


    Hi really sorry if this is the wrong place but need help.

    I was adding a new drive to my PC's storage spaces only due to it being from and old laptop it had the reserved OEM partition so windows refused to add it, I went and used a partition software to delete all partitions on the drive so I could add it only as it was the same size and make as one of the other drives already in my storage space i stupidly chose the wrong one.

    As you would expect the Storage space Pool failed and the dis was marked as disconnected only its not its there but had it table deleted. I have been googleing all night and have yet to find a way to repair this yet I know its there cos using the software from ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery Software it detects the pool and can see all the stuff on it bit dosn't have and option to repair just recover I don't want to do this as it the the lack of space that caursed this

    I have gone through the powershell route and have managed to change the drive from "Retired" to "Auto-Select" but am still not able to get the pool to repair of work.

    someone said use testdisk but this finds the partition but its listed as "unknown" to I cant retrive this what am I missing?!?!?!


    Thanks so much for any help on this

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    Windows 8.1


    Ok I used that app and it didn't fine anything I left Testdisk running for a day it found 4 partitions on the drive but got stuck at 99% and wouldn't do anything

    If I use that storage recovery software I mention I can view the pool and all contents just fine its just the stupid partition information that seems to be the problem.

    No amount of googling seems to help as everything apart from partition table problems seems to be covered.

    Theres got to be a way I must be missing something.
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Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.
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