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gaftop1

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got tired of ME. partitioned a d drive. dragged the stuff i wanted to save into the d drive . formatted c drive and loaded 98 se.
went to d drive. lost almost everything. the only thing that was intact was partition magic folder. the outlook express was completely gone. the address book was completely gone and all others only had a few files in thewm. what did i mess up?
 

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Well, partioning, usually distroys everything. :(
I am suprised anything survived.
 
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Something is missing here. Did you start off with one large C: drive and then partition it into a C: and D: drive? If so, how die you do it? Did you use Partition Magic of die you use Fdisk to create the D: partition?
 

gaftop1

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while in ME partitioned using partition magic moved the stuff i wanted to save into the new partition (D) then formatted the c: drive and installed 98
 
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This may be a dumb question, but after you partitioned drive D: did you format it? You would have had to in order to move files from C: to D:

After the files were moved to D: did you verify that they were there before formatting C:?
 
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Boot from your boot disk and tyoe in the following commands:
D:
you should now see a prompt that looks like D:\>
Next type in
dir /s
you should see the whole listing of your D: drive and at the end a summary that says the tells you X number of files, Y number of directories, and the amount of free space.

What do you get?
 
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