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Windows 7: Half of my hard drive partition disappeared

04 Oct 2014   #1
JamesW7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Half of my hard drive partitions disappeared

Greeting, I booted up my computer and I found out that a lot of my hard drive partitions have disappeared for no reason, yet the other partitions are still intact. According to Disk Management, the partitions somehow turned into free space.







Please help!


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04 Oct 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

They don't disappear by themselves. You must have made some partition manipulation where that happened. Mini Tool Partition Wiard has an option for partition recovery. Try that.

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.
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05 Oct 2014   #3
JamesW7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

It seems that I accidentally deleted the partitions, but MiniTool Power Data Recovery only lets me recover 1 GB of data while I have to recover around 200 GB of data, are there any free alternatives?
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05 Oct 2014   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi,

Why are you clicking on and Running MiniTool Power Data recovery?

You have to click on MiniTool Partition Wizard and run Partition Recovery Wizard. ( Remove all other external drives/pen drives)

Select your drive. ( If no other drive is connected, and you have only the system drive on your machine that would have been selected automatically)

Partition Recovery Wizard > Next > Next > Full Disk > Next > Quick Scan > Next.

At this point the resulting screen should show all your partitions detected .Post a screenshot of that screen.

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Select all the partitions that were there originally on your drive by putting a tick mark against those.

(If in doubt wait for further instructions but a screenshot as above is necessary).

Then the preview map at the bottom should turn from "Unallocated" and show your Drive with all partitions without any gap as before.

Click on Finish and then in the Main Screen click on APPLY.

If those partitions do not have a drive letter, right click on those, assign a drive letter and click on Apply.


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