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Windows 7: Data Recovery after using diskpart clean command

18 Feb 2017   #11
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Just curious to know what program you used to retrieve those files.

Yes, most of the data ( but not all) on your D drive may still be there and can be recovered with PhotoRec. The only negative point is you may not get the original folder structure and file names. You will get just the files without the original file names.

Now download "TestDisk & PhotoRec 7.0 (18 April 2015), Data Recovery" from here TestDisk Download - CGSecurity Extract it to the root of your system drive. Now you are ready to run photorec_win.exe from the Testdisk-7.0 folder.(CAUTION:You will only run photorec_win.exe. Do not at anytime run or experiment with testdisk_win.exe.)

Do you have another External drive with sufficient space to copy all your data? OK, Plug in only that external drive ( Plug out all other external drives and Flash drives) and create a folder named Recovery on it. This external disk and the Recovery folder in it will be your destination to copy the files.

Now follow the procedure under the topic Recovery in this thread Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

By way of some explanation, on the first screen you will see your System disk and also your destination disk. You will also see the drives with their drive letters.

You will highlight/select your system disk. You will also note the drive letter of your Destination external disk where you have created the Recovery folder.( For example if it is shown as Drive E: your destination to copy the files when you come to it will be Directory E:\Recovery)

In Step 4 the third Window you will see two partitions. Highlight the second partition which is your D: and from which you want to recover the data.

In the tenth Window you will select your destination to copy the files.

Please read my post #28 - Copying files listed by TestDisk during Recovery ( also applies to PhotoRec) - here My external hard drive suddenly became unllocated:
Note:Screenshot 5 onwards where the files are listed applies here. ( Do not run testdisk_win.exe.)

Please read first the given references and try to understand the methodology. And then work it out. If you have any doubts, while carrying out the work, post a screenshot and quit PhotoRec Window by clicking on the X on the top right in the Menu Bar.


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18 Feb 2017   #12
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Just curious to know what program you used to retrieve those files.

Yes, most of the data ( but not all) on your D drive may still be there and can be recovered with PhotoRec. The only negative point is you may not get the original folder structure and file names. You will get just the files without the original file names.

Now download "TestDisk & PhotoRec 7.0 (18 April 2015), Data Recovery" from here TestDisk Download - CGSecurity Extract it to the root of your drive. Now you are ready to run photorec_win.exe from the Testdisk-7.0 folder.(CAUTION:You will only run photorec_win.exe. Do not at anytime run or experiment with testdisk_win.exe.)

Do you have another External drive with sufficient space to copy all your data? OK, Plug in only that external drive ( Plug out all other external drives and Flash drives) and create a folder named Recovery on it. This external disk and the Recovery folder in it will be your destination to copy the files.

Now follow the procedure under the topic Recovery in this thread Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

By way of some explanation, on the first screen you will see your System disk and also your destination disk. You will also see the drives with their drive letters.

You will highlight/select your system disk. You will also note the drive letter of your Destination external disk where you have created the Recovery folder.( For example if it is shown as Drive E: your destination to copy the files when you come to it will be Directory E:\Recovery)

In Step 4 the third Window you will see two partitions. Highlight the second partition which is your D: and from which you want to recover the data.

In the tenth Window you will select your destination to copy the files.

Please read my post #28 - Copying files listed by TestDisk during Recovery - here My external hard drive suddenly became unllocated:
Note:Screenshot 5 onwards where the files are listed applies here.

Please read first the given references and try to understand the methodology. And then work it out. If you have any doubts, while carrying out the work, post a screenshot and quit PhotoRec Window by clicking on the X on the top right in the Menu Bar.
Ok sir, i'll do exactly as you instruct but right now i'm at work and i don't have the laptop with me..i'll post as soon as possible with any updates and regarding the software used for recovery it's EaseUS, i recovered about 50 images, 7 excel sheets and a movie...
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18 Feb 2017   #13
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumanji Sir please i have 2 questions..First should D: Drive possess the same size as before? (before formatting it was 475 GB and now after shrinking C: Drive and assigning the unallocated space, it's 300 GB).
Second, i don't have sufficient space on my external HDDs, is it possible that i create another partition and give it a different letter and assign about 200 GB to it?
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18 Feb 2017   #14
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumanji sir please help!
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18 Feb 2017   #15
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@jumanji sir please help!
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18 Feb 2017   #16
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

** Do not do anything that will further write on the HD with the missing files. Again, do not do anything that will further write or alter or adjust the HD with the missing, earlier-deleted files. **
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18 Feb 2017   #17
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Those files you recovered -- where did you recover those files to? In short, are those recovered files on external media?
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18 Feb 2017   #18
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If you do not have enough byte-space on the external media that you are using to recover the recoverable to -- then go buy a larger external HD, I hope such is not that expensive where you live. 1-3TB usb ext HDs are very common now.

Concerning the HD containing the missing/deleted files -- do not do anything that will further write to or alter or adjust that HD.
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18 Feb 2017   #19
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Sorry for the delay. Was busy helping another OP in Ten Forums and another successful recovery Hard Drive seems corrupt. 1 Partition now showing as 3 Partitions? - Windows 10 Forums

As Roland suggested, do not do anything to your D drive. Do not write anything into it until you recover any data in it.. Do not create another partition in that disk.

You have to have another external drive to copy the data if and when available. You have to create a folder named Recovery in it which will be your destination to copy ( no need of a separate partition in the external drive. The Recovery folder will contain all your recovered files when you correctly steer it to that destination external drive folder).You have to have it connected before running PhotoRec and it should be seen in PhotoRec. If you do not have sufficient space, you can select and copy the most important data first to the extent of available space in that external drive and copy the rest later when you get a new external drive.

Your current D drive is only 300GB or so. You may be able to recover any data in it only. You may not be able to get the data in the other 150GB which is now part of your C drive. Recovering any data left in it is another project which can be done later.( Most data in it could have already been overwritten by the Windows you had installed. Your folly. Atleast now do not write anything to the D drive till you recover any data in it.)

Now run PhotoRec from the beginning with the destination external drive with the folder Recovery connected and show me each and every Window as you proceed for me to check where the hitch is.. ( Post the screenshots as seen in my thread Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software. You should do only that under the Topic Recovery in that thread.)

No need to be in a hurry. Take your time and do it slowly without making any mistakes. Does not matter even if you make any mistakes for PhotoRec does not write anything to the drive under recovery and you can run and rerun it any number of times..
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19 Feb 2017   #20
Shadezzz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
 
 

@RolandJS @jumanji Sir i can't find the Data anywhere! Data Recovery after using diskpart clean command-2.png

The Data is saved in C: Drive since its free space dropped from 144 GB to 80 GB but i did choose to save them in Recovery Folder in external hard disk....
Where is that recup directory ?!


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