Is there a way? Because I accidentally (how stupid of me) used the FORMAT command in uLE's HddManager tool.
Before everybody starts to laugh at me and tells me that the FORMAT command is not for noobs I want to tell what happened:
I know what the command does and I was aware the HDD being formatted but I thought it'll format a "partition" only, like it's the way in PC's.
Lately there occured some error in the __boot "partition" of my 160GB HDD. I was copying all my "Beats of Rage" mods into it.
I've created a directory called "BOR", created other directories in it following the names of the mods and started copying all pak files into them. As it was going to take a lot of time, I first copied all pak's with their approperiate names into BOR directory. Because it was easy to select all pak's from the USB thumb drive and copy them all at once. When this was done, I started creating the directories in BOR and copy every pak file into it's own dir. I've used COPY command for that, not CUT. So copying every pak into it's own dir was working fine, till some problem appeared. I've selected a pak, went into it's directory and selected PASTE, but it didn't work somehow. The directory stayed empty. I went into the upper dir but it was empty. I left the FileBrowser, restarted it and went into "__boot" and seen the dirs and files were still in there, there were "all" of my SNES, Genesis and PCE roms in their own directories, MC-Backup folder with alot of saves and the Beats of Rage directory. But going into BOR I saw that some directories and pak files disappeared and some files were truncated showing 448k only (maybe because the bor.elf file was 448k too). Well, creating the needed directories and copying around the last paks and renaming them to bor.pak was working fine, also the BOR games started fine. Till I found out that there was a problem with SNES-Station. Nearly 80% of the roms vanished from the list, and running a rom didn't work, it just came back to the SNES-Station menu. I wondered about what triggers this and started uLE. Going into "__boot\SNES\" directory is fine. I could see the leftover roms in there. But when changing back to upper directory "__boot\" all directories and files weren't there. Looked like empty. Quitting the FileBroweser (not uLE) and starting it again, going into "__boot\" all files and directories were there. Also everything runs fine and works, only the "SNES" dir caused problems. All other directories and files were working fine. Entering the SNES directory and leaving it (changing to upper directory) and everything looks like gone. So I thought about reformatting only this "_boot" partition to get rid of this problem. So I copied all files leaving the SNES dir with it's roms to the "__common" partition, then started HddManager, selected the entry "__boot" from the right and pressed R1 and selected "Format".
After formatting finished, my eyes went like this:
Because all HDL partitions were gone, I had a full clean HDD for start everything from the beginning.
I wished there would prompt a requester telling me that this command will format the entire HDD instead of the selected partition; if that would happen, I would at least copy my saves to a safe place before going on. I had to format it anyway because of this "SNES" directory problem.
And for the SNES directory problem, I'm not sure what caused it, and why it affected the SNES directory even I didn't touch it, only the BOR directory.
If you're interested, my HDD is a slim Maxtor 160GB. All system partitions were set to it's max capacities, ie "__mrb 256MB", "__net 256MB", "__system 512MB", "__sysconf 512MB", "__common 4096MB" and "__boot 4096MB". I held those partitions big because I wanted to keep my roms and homebrew stuff on the HDD instead of USB thumb drive. Dunno if that caused the problem, because after format I've seen they have shrinked to their default sizes.
That was a long story for today, I hope you people didn't got bored because of it. Thanks in advance for any help, if any.