I had an 1.5TB exteral disk, with an 983.83 GB ext3 partition on it, where the partition was positioned such that there were approximately 400 GB free space before the ext3 partition.
I then used Minitool Partition Wizard to move the partition to the start of the drive, but unfortunately the cable was ripped out from the drive at 54% completion.
Now the drive simply shows an unknown partition where the ext3 partition used to be.
I had a look at the situation using Partition Wizard's Partition Recovery, and it detects the an ext3 partition at the new location, as well as an unknown partition at the old location.
Since I have moved the partition to the start of the drive I suspect that it would be possible to continue the process in some way, the partition overlap, but there should be a sufficient offset between the locations, such that all the data should still be on the disk, though it is cut in two parts.
I have two ideas to how to fix the problem, but I'm not sure how I would make it happen.
The first idea is to simply copy the rest of the partition to the new location and then undelete the partition, such that it would show up again. It seems it would be the easiest way to fix the problem.
The second idea was to recover the partition at the new location, and then resize the partition to fill the entire drive and finally try to undelete the files, but I'm not sure this is even possible.
Does anyone of you have a good idea of how one of these ideas could be accomplished?
Alternative ideas to recover the partition would also be greatly appreciated.
EDIT: Clarified information about partition size and overlap.