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Windows 7: oh god I just erased my volumes accidentally

01 May 2014   #21
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amoretam View Post
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
Try Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard again to see if it will recover the partitions. If it was not formatted over or written upon by the data recovery software then the partition should show up to recover. Post back a screenshot of the results if you need help.

If not then download the CD ISO for Partition Wizard, rightclick to burn to CD with Windows Image Burner, boot the CD to do the same operation which may work better with nothing running.

I do not understand why you were not interactive enough with a help thread which you started that you did not see the urgent correction I made days ago when you said you were using Data Recovery instead of the Partition Recovery software, after those who had first recommended it apparently did not notice the difference:

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?
The reply may have mistaken that you were considering using PW when you were instead referring to the Easeus you were currently running.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Yes, it recovers the entire partition, warts and all. Since you never created a new volume, the chance of success is reasonably high. Be patient and let it do its work.









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01 May 2014   #22
amoretam

Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium
 
 

I completely Gave up, I lost 320gb of data that Partition Wizard or EaseUS were not able to retrieve, I guess I got desperate the day that happened cause I needed my data urgently. After Trying full scan and everything with partition wizard I just decided to live with this...

At least that day on saturday was saved by EaseUS cause I could retrieve the data I needed the most, (with file names and everything in order).


Thanks a lot you all, very helpfull
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01 May 2014   #23
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Strange story. But with computers strange things happen very often.
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01 May 2014   #24
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

And at that a story I wouldn't like to listen again. . I am always sad when people are not able to recover data and always think I should never again look at posts on lost drives and partitions and involve myself. The saving grace here is that the OP was atleast able to recover some part of the data.
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01 May 2014   #25
Frozwire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There are some other partition recovery tool the OP could have tried like GetDataBack if he's willing to spend a few bucks for his important data before giving it up. Well, things happen in a rush in digital world
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01 May 2014   #26
gregrocker

 

Get Data Back is very good data recovery software, but is not Partition Recovery software. Again, we have the two confused, even after this same confusion caused the loss of 320 gb of data here.

The OP was correctly advised to use Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help which is a very specific operation from PW's Windows version or boot disk that undeletes a deleted partition if it hasn't yet been formatted. It has nothing to do with data recovery.

The OP reported back this was already in progress with Easeus Data Recovery which is nothing of the sort suggested but instead software which pieces data back together which has been lost and often results in partial file recovery. It does NOT undelete the partition at all and in fact can make that impossible by writing to the partition or otherwise scrambling it.

The OP was then told to go ahead without realizing that what (s)he had reported back was not what had been suggested or needed yet.

This could have scrambled the data by writing recovered data onto the partition or many other ways so that the partition was no longer fully intact for recovery. The partition must be pristine to undelete.

The OP lost 320gb of data, unnecessarily if the partiiton had not been formatted yet. Yet still the autopsy comments don't comprehend the essential error that was made.

I would estimate we've done Partition Recovery about monthly here since beta and never had this happen before that I recall.
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01 May 2014   #27
Frozwire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Get Data Back is very good data recovery software, but is not Partition Recovery software.
Yeah you're right, it's a good one but I never thought that it doesn't support partition recovery .
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01 May 2014   #28
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frozwire View Post
There are some other partition recovery tool the OP could have tried like GetDataBack if he's willing to spend a few bucks for his important data before giving it up. Well, things happen in a rush in digital world
There are of course many other Data Recovery options, and that is why I recommended PhotoRec (post #18) mainly because it can reconstruct the files even if the file system is damaged - and that only if PW cannot recover even after a deep scan. If the OP gives up what can we do?
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01 May 2014   #29
Frozwire

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frozwire View Post
There are some other partition recovery tool the OP could have tried like GetDataBack if he's willing to spend a few bucks for his important data before giving it up. Well, things happen in a rush in digital world
There are of course many other Data Recovery options, and that is why I recommended PhotoRec (post #18) mainly because it can reconstruct the files even if the file system is damaged - and that only if PW cannot recover even after a deep scan. If the OP gives up what can we do?
Well, we could not blame ourselves into that, as everyone here is willing to give help and advice to the OP with his issue. But it's all up for the OP at all of how much patience he could take and his discretion of what course he would take into action to resolve his problem
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