Hi, I've managed to make a completely stupid mistake this evening and could use a little help. I was looking into cloning my Macbook Pro's HDD onto my new SSD as mentioned here, and in the process of trying to do so i've managed to revert my HDD back from having an OSX (16gb) and a Windows (99gb ish) partition, to a single volume OSX partition (115gb) using Boot Camp assistant, deleting the Windows partition in the process. I was supposed to do this to the SSD, in order to reverse something that hadn't worked in my attempt to clone the windows partition onto the SSD, but accidentally did it to the wrong drive like an idiot.
So now i've lost my original Windows partition before i managed to back it up
From the reading i've done tonight on google and the apple forums etc... it seems there is no way to reverse this, but i may be able to recover the files, and just have to re-install windows. I realised the mistake the moment i did it so stopped using the mac straight away in order to prevent data being written over.
Now i could use some help in how to go about trying to retrieve the data, and can anyone recommend some software to aid in doing so. Also, the section of the HDD that was formatted as Windows NTFS is now formatted as a mac partition as the NTFS wasn't simply just deleted. Is this going to cause a problem in getting the data back? If i put the HDD into my external enclosure and use some recovery software while it's connected to my desktop Windows pc, will it have any problems finding the files due to this, or do i have to try recovering them via software on OSX?
If i was working with just an NTFS partition that had been erased, i'd be happier going ahead as described above. However as i'm unsure with the mac journaled formatting thrown into the equation, i don't want to try anything yet incase i make things worse. So i thought i'd be cautious and throw this up to ask for any advice before i continue looking into it tomorrow and trying anything.
Thank you people of Hexus.