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Windows 7: Cannot see my data storage HDD (confession enclosed)

15 Jan 2015   #11
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AaLF View Post
Linux couldn't "mount" the drive, nor look inside.

Minitool doesn't seem to like it either. Looks like a format coming up. I'll wait a day in case someone offers solution.
Wait a while, there are members who know data recovery.

I posted something above.

What does Linux couldn't "mount" the drive, nor look inside. mean? What did you use as your Linux boot?

just curious.


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15 Jan 2015   #12
AaLF

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

So u know I already have mint-mate 17.1 on its own seperate 120gb SSD. Can I use that? I'm new & green to linux. Think i opened 'my computer' like with win7 but linux couldn't open the sick drive.
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15 Jan 2015   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

@Slarty, the OP can just run Partition Recovery Wizard in PW and check whether it shows up the deleted partitions. Quick Scan and then Deep Scan if Quick Scan does not detect the old NTFS partition/partitions.
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15 Jan 2015   #14
AaLF

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

Hi Jumunji. long time no see. Ran the PW Quickscan & clicked restore but it restored or remained as ext4 format.
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15 Jan 2015   #15
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

I can't take your words for granted unless you post the screenshot of Quick Scan results - the partitions found.

If Quick Scan does not find your original partitions, then do a Full/Deep scan and post the screenshot.

There is no point in restoring existing partitions found. You should only look for Deleted parttions found, and if found double click on it and see whether it shows your files.

And amongst the deleted partitions found - if found, you should only select those partitions, that will make the preview map at the bottom full as it existed before- which you only know best or supposed to know but we can only guess with permutations and combinations to bring the total capacity right.We had done it sucessfuly in one or two cases where the disk in its life had undergone multiple partitioning/formatting. Your case however is a little different in that the disk appears to have been formatted with an altogether different file system. So it is really difficult to say whether even a deep scan can find the original NTFS partitions. But no harm in doing deep scan and wait for lady luck to smile on you.
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15 Jan 2015   #16
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AaLF View Post
So u know I already have mint-mate 17.1 on its own seperate 120gb SSD. Can I use that? I'm new & green to linux. Think i opened 'my computer' like with win7 but linux couldn't open the sick drive.
Sure use what you have. If it causes difficulty, try the other way.
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15 Jan 2015   #17
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
@Slarty, the OP can just run Partition Recovery Wizard in PW and check whether it shows up the deleted partitions. Quick Scan and then Deep Scan if Quick Scan does not detect the old NTFS partition/partitions.
jumanji my friend,
I started writing PW instructions before retiring this morning. Made too many typing mistakes, so I just copied the Mint Mate post from another thread and pasted it here (although I had to change it a bit and made some typos - so I thought it best to just retire)

catching up on the thread.
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15 Jan 2015   #18
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
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There is no point in restoring existing partitions found. You should only look for Deleted parttions found, and if found double click on it and see whether it shows your files.
Just so I'm clear and was on the correct path earlier, both of you are refereeing to
How to Make Partition Recovery | MiniTool Partition Wizard Tutorial

and eureka! Sleep deprivation prevented me from see that jumanji. I could not unwrap the ext# partition from any other that might appear in the scan results.

The key is, of course, only the deleted partitions. You are quite brilliant my friend.

Only by seeing the screen shots can anyone know what to do next.

The ball is in your court AaLF - show us what you see.

Thanks

Bill
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15 Jan 2015   #19
AaLF

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

Ran the wizard but I cannot see where it allows u to view the contents after a scan.
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15 Jan 2015   #20
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Can you post this screen?

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