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Windows 7: How to recover from unallocated space


20 Feb 2013   #1

Window 7 home x64
 
 
How to recover from unallocated space

I was having problems installing a SSD on an old computer and decided that it may be incompatible and not having another drive available I partitioned my existing 500g drive and tried to copy the Cdrive to it and go with that. I used Macrium reflect to clone the drive and it apparently deleted the partition. Any ways to recover the lost files?


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20 Feb 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hum you could try Recuvva Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Plus did you prepare the SSD with this first? SSD Alignment
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20 Feb 2013   #3

Window 7 home x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum you could try Recuvva Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Plus did you prepare the SSD with this first? SSD Alignment
Yes the 1st thing I did was follow that alignment process. I have since formated the drive in order to install windows does that remove the alignment?
I looked at Recuvva I did not see how to direct it to look in the unallocated space. I am currently running easeUSdata recovery and it has found over 11,000 files and only about 25% into the scan. I'm sure I will be over the free file size, I'm sure there is no guarantee that it will work so I'm reluctant to buy it.
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20 Feb 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hum if you aligned it again I am not sure as i did that with an SSD some time ago and ended up with two primary partitions - hasn't made any major differences but all the same something to keep in mind..

You could also check with the Partition Wizard to see if it still there and also DISKPART.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition. < very handy tool to keep by the by
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23 Feb 2013   #5

Window 7 home x64
 
 

I will figure out if I have a bit locker soon after I recover the lost data.

I ended up buying EaseUS data recovery. I did google searches and found forums where other deleted/lost partitions came back just like before using this program. So far that has not been the case for me. Itís like the contents of 250 GB of data that was in thousands of folders was just dumped out then re-gathered re-titled, now only the photos seem intact but are in no particular order.

All the other files can not even be opened windows asked for a program to open it. There are folders correctly titled but have almost nothing in them and what is in them is completely unusable. Most of the data is a raw file I donít know what to do with it.

The Recuva didnít even see the unallocated space. Testdisk recovered files but was much harder to use and the JPEG files were not intact. I donít think a professional recover would do much better.

Iím in big trouble on this one. This was my wifeís drive all her pictures. I know I should have had it saved on more than one drive.
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23 Feb 2013   #6

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

You already tried two good data recovery apps, but if you want to try a third one, I would recommend RecoverMyFiles from runtime software. That has saved me numerous times when filesystems got corrupted. You can download the trial version from their site, run it, and see what it finds -- without having to pay for it.

And yeah, it's likely to NOT work, but if it were me, I'd at least try it and see.
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