Hello, I accidentally deleted the partition table on an external hard drive (I'm pretty sure that's it anyway, I'll explain below if interested*). I am going to try and recover the data with Acronis Disk Director later (and maybe I'll ask for help then if I can't figure it out). But before I try to recover, I want to take a raw image of the external drive and store it on a seperate external drive (500GB on a 1TB drive) just in case. I know I'm being paranoid but there's a lot of sentimental things on that drive that I want to try my best to save. I am using Acronis True Image Home 10.00. I cannot, however, figure out how to take a raw image of the disk since it appears as "unallocated space". Has anyone done this before, can you explain how? Both external drives are connected usb 2.0. I can see the new one that has allocated space. The drive was previously formatted to FAT32 before the partition table was deleted. Thank you, Boyd Howell *I am sort of new to this backup and recovery idea, and Acronis in general. I normally keep important informaion on both my computer and my external hard drive, however, I had a spyware on my computer and went to reformat. At the time, trying to reformat with the windows install disk, I had the external hard drive plugged in and thought it was a partition of my computer hard drive so I chose the option to delete the partition. I quickly realized what I did but it was too late. To me I think all this means is that the partition table was lost I think, please let me know if you think I'm wrong or anything I should check or do. Thanks!