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Windows 7: Recovery from Diskpart> Clean executed on the wrong drive

30 Sep 2012   #1
BillR22

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Recovery from Diskpart> Clean executed on the wrong drive

I wanted to do create a bootable usb and was using DISKPART for that purpose. I don't know what I was thinking, I chose the wrong drive (the one containing all my life's worth of data ( ) and performed the following operations:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 1
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE

I woke up just before format and didn't proceed. Now I have tried TestDisk Utility, Recuva but they haven't been any use. I used photorec_win and it is creating dumps of several thousand files of few files which I do not have the courage to join and rename.

OR maybe I don't know the correct instructions to follow. I also assigned a letter to the drive from Computer Management>Storage>Disk Management, but to no avail. It wants me to format the drive.



Any help will be greatly appreciated and may pandas, koalas and other round and furry cutesy things come and hug you all day.


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30 Sep 2012   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Thats quite a mess you have there. Try and recover the partition using the free version of Partition Wizard:

Some reading/instructions:
How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.

Regards,
Golden
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26 May 2015   #3
harperrn

Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Ubuntu 14.04 x64, and Windows 10 Tech Preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BillR22 View Post
I wanted to do create a bootable usb and was using DISKPART for that purpose. I don't know what I was thinking, I chose the wrong drive (the one containing all my life's worth of data ( ) and performed the following operations:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 1
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE

I woke up just before format and didn't proceed. Now I have tried TestDisk Utility, Recuva but they haven't been any use. I used photorec_win and it is creating dumps of several thousand files of few files which I do not have the courage to join and rename.

OR maybe I don't know the correct instructions to follow. I also assigned a letter to the drive from Computer Management>Storage>Disk Management, but to no avail. It wants me to format the drive.



Any help will be greatly appreciated and may pandas, koalas and other round and furry cutesy things come and hug you all day.

Did the partition proceed? I am having the same problem, but windows 8 created a new partition automatically.
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