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Windows 7: I accidently deleted a needed partition and now it is 'Unallocated'.

11 Jul 2012   #1
Budthewise

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I accidently deleted a needed partition and now it is 'Unallocated'.

As I said in the title, I was using 3tb+unlock to open up the last terabyte of space on my 3tb drive and even without me telling it, it just assumed that I wanted the 1tb hard drive that I save my family photos on to unallocate.

As the drive is dying but not there yet...hense the new drive...the drive still works and still had some information that I needed to save and now it is gone. I explained it badly but how to I restore an 'unallocated' space to what it was before without spending a lot of money on a new program. Is their a free one or one around $10 dollars that will do this simple thing.

The program I was using when this is done is the program that came with the hard drive "3TB+ Unlock" and the maker of the drive is Western Digital. I just need to undelete the partition and get at least most of it back if possible.


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11 Jul 2012   #2
windude99

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Budthewise View Post
As I said in the title, I was using 3tb+unlock to open up the last terabyte of space on my 3tb drive and even without me telling it, it just assumed that I wanted the 1tb hard drive that I save my family photos on to unallocate.

As the drive is dying but not there yet...hense the new drive...the drive still works and still had some information that I needed to save and now it is gone. I explained it badly but how to I restore an 'unallocated' space to what it was before without spending a lot of money on a new program. Is their a free one or one around $10 dollars that will do this simple thing.

The program I was using when this is done is the program that came with the hard drive "3TB+ Unlock" and the maker of the drive is Western Digital. I just need to undelete the partition and get at least most of it back if possible.
You can't restore a deleted partition. But, you can create a new partition that takes up all of the unallocated space and run Recuva which is a data recovery tool: http://www.filehippo.com/download_recuva/
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11 Jul 2012   #3
kado897

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11 Jul 2012   #4
sgage

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Budthewise View Post
As I said in the title, I was using 3tb+unlock to open up the last terabyte of space on my 3tb drive and even without me telling it, it just assumed that I wanted the 1tb hard drive that I save my family photos on to unallocate.

As the drive is dying but not there yet...hense the new drive...the drive still works and still had some information that I needed to save and now it is gone. I explained it badly but how to I restore an 'unallocated' space to what it was before without spending a lot of money on a new program. Is their a free one or one around $10 dollars that will do this simple thing.

The program I was using when this is done is the program that came with the hard drive "3TB+ Unlock" and the maker of the drive is Western Digital. I just need to undelete the partition and get at least most of it back if possible.
You can't restore a deleted partition. But, you can create a new partition that takes up all of the unallocated space and run Recuva which is a data recovery tool: Download Recuva 1.42.544 - FileHippo.com
I have had good luck with Recuva.
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11 Jul 2012   #5
kado897

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Recuva is good if the files are deleted but if you can recover the partition you get most of the file system back. It is possible sometimes even on a disk that has been cleaned.
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