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Windows 7: Accidentally Deleted External HDD using DiskPart

07 Jan 2016   #1
soulcryst

Texas
 
 
Accidentally Deleted External HDD using DiskPart

Hi guys,

I accidentally deleted a whole external drive using the DiskPart.
I did not use clean, i used the "Delete" itself.
Please tell me I can recover it.

A little more info:

I used Select Disk
Select Partition
Delete Disk #
Is there any way I can recover it?
MiniTools isn't working for me...

Thank you


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07 Jan 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello soulcryst, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use an option in the tutorial below to recover the deleted drive.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows
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08 Jan 2016   #3
soulcryst

Texas
 
 

I tried both of them. EaseUS actually said it was an unsupported disc.. unfortunately. Is there any other way?
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08 Jan 2016   #4
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

1. Please furnish complete details of your External drive. Manufacturer/model Number/ capacity.

2. How many partitions did you have in that drive?

3. Plug in only your faulty external drive and post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management.

4. Post a screenshot of Partition Wizard - the first screen that appears when you launch the program.

5. What exactly did you do with Partition Wizard? Did you do a Full Scan?

Also let me know whether you have another external drive of the same manufacturer, same model Number and same capacity - in other words an identical in-all-respects external drive.

Disk Management: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Screenshots: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

If you had not performed a Diskpart Clean all but only deleted the partition the data should still be there, and recoverable. Let us see.
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08 Jan 2016   #5
soulcryst

Texas
 
 

Hi Jumanji,

1. WD - My Book 4TB External USB 3.0
2. I had 1 Partition. Full 4TB in ExFat format.
3. Screenshot is attached
4. In Partition Wizard, I used the "Partition Recovery Wizard" I used Quick Scan only. In the end it did not let me see any old/deleted partitions etc. (probably because the disk was the one I deleted?)

I do not have a similar one at the moment.
Yes I hope the data is still there. I only deleted the drive. EaseUS Data Recovery sees my files and is scanning, but I don't know what to do with it. Is it possible to just reassign the drive and the data will still be there?

Accidentally Deleted External HDD using DiskPart-diskmgmt2.png


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08 Jan 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

See if this may help to recover the partition with EaseUS.

How to Recover Corrupted Partition with EaseUS Partition Recovery - EaseUS
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08 Jan 2016   #7
soulcryst

Texas
 
 

I tried that Brink, unfortunately it does not see it well...
Attached is the picture for it. It says unsupported. I don't know why.

Accidentally Deleted External HDD using DiskPart-easeus.png


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08 Jan 2016   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

In that case, you might see if you may be able to save your data found by using EaseUS Data Recovery to another location. Hopefully, you'll be able to recover it.
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08 Jan 2016   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

You said "EaseUS Data Recovery sees my files and is scanning, but I don't know what to do with it. Is it possible to just reassign the drive and the data will still be there?"

May be you should post screenshot of it so that Brink can instruct you how you can save it if possible.

I shall return to this thread after you finish with Brink's instructions and EaseUs, one way or the other.( In the meanwhile I am doing a small experiment which is going to take sometime. )
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08 Jan 2016   #10
soulcryst

Texas
 
 

I will try... but is there really no way to just assign a disk drive to it again? i mean, the files are there, just that it can't be plugged in because the disk itself was deleted. Dunno. But thank you very much.

PS: I am also trying to use Easeus full scan... hopefully... it gives me a glimmer of hope.
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