Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: 'External' HD - All data gone. Partitions still there.

14 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
'External' HD - All data gone. Partitions still there.

Hello,

I've just experienced my 'external hard drive' not letting me access any data. I put 'external hard drive' in apostrophes, as it's actually an old SATA Internal Hard drive, in an external case.

This is what happened;

The hard drive was partitioned into two partitions. One about 100GB large which had Windows 7 installed on it, from when I used it inside my desktop. Another which was encrypted with TrueCrypt and was about 800GB large. I tried loading the second partition with Truecrypt, but the computer locked up. In the end I had to turn off the computer manually by the power.

I booted up and I couldn't see the hard drives at all - not even in Computer Management. I turned the HD power on and off a couple times and eventually they were viewable - only they'd turned into three partitions, with an extra 24GB partition as the active, primary partition. It might've been that way before but not viewable in My Computer.

Now I can see the sizes of the partition in Computer Management, but they show as 0MB in My Computer, as if I'd not formatted them. When I try open them in My Computer though, it lets me open them - it doesn't tell me they need formatting.

I'm currently running TestDisk, but it can only see the 24GB partition.

Any ideas for how I can recover my data?

Edit: TestDisk Results: No Recoverable Partition Found.

Also noticed file system now says RAW.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

15 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Update:

I tried using EaseUS Partition Recovery. For the Complete Recovery option, it can't even see the hard drive. For Partition Recovery option, it can see the hard drive, but seems to be searching for files and can't see any.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 'External' HD - All data gone. Partitions still there.




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: 'External' HD - All data gone. Partitions still there.
Thread Forum
Data recovery problem, Can reach corrupted data but no external space. Hardware & Devices
2 TB hdd want to split into boot and data partitions General Discussion
Recover data from deleted partitions General Discussion
Deleted partitions :( get data back ? General Discussion
Different partitions for OS, data.. etc Installation & Setup
MBR? 2 Partitions, 1 ok, 1 not ok. How to Recover Data? Hardware & Devices
External HDD data recovery - Chkdsk erased some data!! Backup and Restore

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33