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Windows 7: Missing partition in Windows


08 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
[Solved] Missing partition in Windows

Hi,
I guess I have some kind of problem with my partition table since I cant install ubuntu. I used testdisk to fix it and now I lost my partition D. However, I can still see it in testdisk. How can I restore my lost partition? I didn't backup my partition list before I try testdisk
Please check the 2 screenshots of my current system state.


The [Local Disk] shown below is the one I need to restore.


Thank you.


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08 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

My brain cells are almost dead to take in any fresh data after a tiresome day, but I believe going through this guide may perhaps throw some light on the issue faced by you. Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide
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08 Sep 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
My brain cells are almost dead to take in any fresh data after a tiresome day, but I believe going through this guide may perhaps throw some light on the issue faced by you. Regain a lost drive using Test Disk - An Illustrated Guide
Thank you for your reply.
Sadly that's exactly what caused the problem. TestDisk did not detect my [Local Drive] and I believe that's what made my [Local Drive] disappear. Please see the results right after "Quick Search":

I didnt notice the choice to back up partition list and thus I cant restore now.
At present, after "Quick Search", I see 5 drives as in the 2nd screenshot. After I choose "continue", there are only 3 drives left.
btw, Im doing a "deep search" in TestDisk (it's run for 1 hour alr), let's see what it can detect.
Do you know any software that can recover data from an unallocated partition? I think my data is still there. If I cant restore the partition table, I will get my files back by the recovery software instead. Also, it would be great if I can keep the folder structure. Tried GetDataBack and Undelete, both of them dont support unallocated partition.
UPDATE: I've just found that I can access to my lost drive from testdisk. As mentioned above, testdisk can see 5 partitions right after "quick search" including my [local disk]. I tried to copy one small file to drive C and it worked. I will need to find another large enough hard disk to copy my data first.
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08 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Give us a shot of disk management. it may have just lost its letter.
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08 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Give us a shot of disk management. it may have just lost its letter.
It shows "Unallocated space" just like in paragon disk manager.
I think testdisk has deleted my old partition. Currently, it shows "D" as in my 2nd screenshot.
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08 Sep 2012   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hi,
Somehow I accidentally deleted the partition by pressing left/right key, and I didnt even notice that. Just fix it by pressing left/right key again
Thank you for all your helps
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