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Windows 7: So I just miss-clicked "Delete Volume" in Disk Management


29 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
So I just miss-clicked "Delete Volume" in Disk Management

Hello,

I was just checking my new disk in Disk Management, and I was about to extend the volume I already had, when I miss clicked and deleted the whole volume. After some research it seems that I can recover it, because the data isn't lost yet, but I didn't find any solutions for Windows 7 yet.
Source: How To Recover an Accidentally Deleted NTFS or FAT32 Dynamic Volume

I looked for Dskprobe.exe but it seems to not work in Windows 7.

In the attachment you can see that I have three disks made into C: and X: I have already gotten that far in my reconstruction (as I read in the link)

But I don't know what to do know, can someone please help me? I kinda lost gigs of work and almost a TB of media

If you need more information, I'll be here updating this thread every minute

Maybe this one should have gone in the Software forum, please move it if so.
Looking forward for any support.

Kind Regards
Stig




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30 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am now using EASEUS Recovery Wizard Pro to get my files back, and transfer them to another disk. It takes ten hours to recover the files, plus the time it takes to copy the files. It does not look like there's an easier way to do this. If nobody has any solutions?
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30 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Did you try running the dskprobe.exe in compatibility mode for XP?

In any case, you can extract the dskprobe.exe file from the download using 7zip. See this article.

ITsVISTA Tip 33: Disk Probe, the Secret to Converting (Hacking) a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk | ITsVISTA

Also, see this thread.

Help recover deleted volume
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30 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Did you try running the dskprobe.exe in compatibility mode for XP?

In any case, you can extract the dskprobe.exe file from the download using 7zip. See this article.
Very clever, I did that, but I still can't quite figure out how I an suppose to "recover the backup boot sector for the NTFS volume from the end of the volume"

Working with disk sectors is a new area for me.
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30 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The page you linked has a link for that too.

Recovering NTFS Boot Sector on NTFS Partitions

Though you can try looking for a newer version.
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30 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

When using Disk Probe this way, I can't select any physical drives. No luck trying with the logical drives either. The recovery of my files is now two hours from finished.

Would anybody have any good ideas for a software-raid other than using dynamic drives in Windows 7?
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