I must have been lapsing in concentration on Friday. I was restoring an image from a backup drive partition and stupidly pulled the power supply for that drive thinking it was the printer. (I know - don't grin like that!)
The upshot is that the NTFS partition became unallocated. About 350Gb. Any tried and tested solutions or am I resigned to reconstructing the backups as best I can? It's impossible to replicate some of the material on there anyway.
I have tried Recuva which is hopelessy inadequate although it found some picture files and reported that the they had not been overwritten.
Thanks Guys. I'll try these suggestions later and report back. May be some time as guests for lunch but might manage to slip away. Mind you the length of time these scans might take (3 Hours for Recuva yesterday) I might as well pop to the pub and enjoy the lunch whilst they are searching.
I have a number of external drives (NTFS) and it is not at all unusual for one of them to become "unassigned". My simple quick fix is to go into disk management and simply assign a new drive letter. All the data remains intact and thus far, I have not lost a single file.
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