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Windows 7: oh god I just erased my volumes accidentally

28 Apr 2014   #11
gregrocker

 

You should not have jumped to Data Recovery before attempting to simply undelete the partition using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

Your data is not lost unless you formatted the partition. It is there and waiting intact for the Wizard to reconstruct the Partition Table which is all the delete or Clean command deletes.

We have helped many others do this successfully so I hate to see it be fumbled this way IF you only deleted th e partition and have not formatted over it.



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28 Apr 2014   #12
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, I would still think that the OP should go with Golden's post #2.

Also see my post #8 and #9 here lost partition
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28 Apr 2014   #13
gregrocker

 

He replied to that post saying he was already using Easeus Data Recovery and was encouraged to proceed. I was hoping he'd see my post clarifying the difference between data Recovery and Partition Recovery.

He can still try Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.
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28 Apr 2014   #14
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Yes, sometimes the OPs ask for help and then go their own way. We can't let our Blood Pressure rise because of it but keep repeating what should have been the best. Upto them to listen or not.
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01 May 2014   #15
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

Ok. It seems (I was desperate) that mistake was costly. Partition recovery wizard is not retriving my data, after scanning nothing happens, I cannot even double click to explore contents.

I am willing to buy some software that can do it. Any recommendations?

EaseUS Data Recovery worked but the files lost their names and everything is very disorganized, which makes it useless.

Thanks a lot
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01 May 2014   #16
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Yes, sometimes the OPs ask for help and then go their own way.
There's a lag in information whenever you're using a forum. It sounds like OP was already under the gun, but patience is essential if you're using the forums to solve an emergent problem. It's hard to wait for someone who knows what the REAL issue is to notice a topic that he can help with among the 212 other questions.
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01 May 2014   #17
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

What about this Power Data Recovery ??
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01 May 2014   #18
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi amoretam,

If you had simply deleted the volumes, it only deletes part of the partition table in the HDD's first sector pointing to the start sectors of those partitions and an immediate recourse to Partition Recovery Wizard as suggested by Golden and insisted by Greg () would have perhaps restored your partitions easily.

Now since you had used some sort of data recovery, we are not sure in what way it could have scrambled the data in its effort to get at it.

But yet we may give it another shot.

1. Please post a screenshot of how your problem disk shows up in Windows Disk Management. (Full screen after hiding the Console Tree and action Panel with the Tool Bar buttons)

2. Also post a screenshot of how it looks in Partiton Wizard.

Yesterday was a good day for me when I had successfully tutored another OP to recover the lost partitions in his system drive. Halfway through it itself, I had referred it to you in post #12. Now that it has been successfully resolved may be you should have a look at it again and give PW another shot.

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I would advise that you power cycle your PC before you start afresh with Partition Wizard.

The only thing I would add is if Quick Scan does not find the partitions, you should initiate a Deep Scan and wait patiently for it to finish. We will give up PW only if Deep Scan also does not find the partitions.

( Since its already time for me to retire and I would not be following this thread for the next ten hours or so, it is open for others to help you.)

I shall however close the day saying that if Deep Scan also does not find the partition, you have no other choice but to go for data recovery. I would recommend PhotoRec. Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

Good Luck.
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01 May 2014   #19
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
I am already doing it with EaseUS data recovery Wizard. It says there is 5 hours remaining. Hopefully it will get done with all the files needed. They are propietary aplications and stuff. Do you know if this program recovers absolutely all type of files?
Simply deleting a volume ... it's easy to recover. Just undelete with partitioning software. It's takes 3 seconds to complete. At least.... if you did delete a partition (most of the the time people put a volume in a partition).
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01 May 2014   #20
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Don't use data recovery yet! I read other advanced users say that as well. Did you write anything in the diskspace where the partition was? Or did you just do a data recovery (only read) and write the results to another disk?
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