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Windows 7: Deleted system reserved partition from my secondary hard drive

16 Jan 2016   #1
osman1234

Windows 10
 
 
Deleted system reserved partition from my secondary hard drive

I was recently doing a fresh install on my SSD (primary). I saw a 100mb system reserved partition and deleted it thinking it was from the primary drive. But it was from my data drive/secondary hard drive. Now the data partition is there in secondary hard drive but I'm unable to access it. Windows says I have to format the drive to access it, rightfully so.

Is there any way to access my data now?


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16 Jan 2016   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Didn`t you even pay attention to what the Disk # was when you deleted it ? Obviously not.

Why didn`t you unplug your data drive before you even attempted the new install ???????

If you format your data drive, bye bye data.

There is no reason you can`t access the data on that drive.

Partition Wizard, Linux etc, there are many ways.
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16 Jan 2016   #3
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16 Jan 2016   #4
osman1234

Windows 10
 
 

Thanks for the response AddRAM.
I got Partition Wizard. I can see and data seems to be intact.

Do you know if there is a way to copy drive into a folder on C:? It is only allowing copying the entire drive so asks for an empty location on disk to copy it to. If not, that's fine. I already started downloading Linux and that should fix it for me.

Thanks again.
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