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Windows 7: Need help with Undoing Diskpart Clean by mistake

25 Dec 2016   #11
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Note from jumanji:

1. There is no bar if you want to try what SIW2 has suggested in the previous post. I have my own doubts though. Recuva will definitely work to recover "deleted files". In this case Diskpart clean would have written zeroes in Sector 0 to 2047. So MBR and partition table is gone. Will Recuva even see your drive???? Big question mark. If you try and let us know it will be good for future.

2, The most important point why I wanted to put this note: TestDisk running in DOS mode was unable to see the destination HDD. Please see and read this solved thread. Diskpart clean done accidently...Please help!! When the OP came up with this problem I also made a trial run and confirmed it. The solution was to create the bootable TestDisk pendrive on a large capacity pen drive say 32GB/64GB/128GB and copy the files to the same pendrive . It doesn't matter if you do not have a large pendrive immediately.. Our first aim to check whether TestDisk can list the files. If it lists the files then you can buy a large capacity pendrive run TestDisk from it and copy the files in batches.


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25 Dec 2016   #12
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok mate one last word you could even try this
BOOTABLE UBUNTU
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk Get Ubuntu | Download | Ubuntu
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.
There is an alternative Linux based program that will do the same thing but I prefer the Ubuntu - I find it easier to set up. Emergency Kit - save your files from a dead OS


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25 Dec 2016   #13
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Type ‘diskmgmt.msc‘ to have a view of the active and lost partition
2. Note the partition size and open the command prompt as admin. Enter ‘diskpart‘ to get into diskpart tool.
3. Now enter ‘list disk‘ to see the disks active and type ‘select disk 0‘ (0 was assigned for my entire hdd)
4. If you have used ‘clean‘ command here before, type ‘assign letter=D‘ (D is the example drive name) & surprise your drive will be alive without any data loss.
5. In-case like me you have used ‘clean‘ command for a specific partition, you have to type ‘list partition‘ to see the available partition n select that partition using ‘select partition 3‘ (3 is the example #). Now type ‘assign letter=D‘ and you will get your partition back.
6. Type ‘exit‘ to leave diskpart.
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