Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have an external hard disk with two partitions. I wanted to merge the two partitions with GParted. So I followed the procedure:

  1. I saved the data on Partition A.
  2. I deleted Partition A.
  3. I extended the size of Partition B to the whole drive.

So far so good, but when I re-opened my drive all the data on Partition B was gone! Is there any way to recover it?

share|improve this question
Have you tried rebooting? – Scott Severance Dec 7 '11 at 13:35

if that window or other than linux os .. just delete the partition and format to what kind of partition you love to have.. but if that linux partition emmm .. read this

share|improve this answer
How would deleting and formatting the partition help to recover data!? – coversnail May 19 '12 at 19:04
here its recover delete files. with photorec – santosamaru Aug 18 '12 at 16:48

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.