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Windows 7: Partition Hidden/inacessible.

12 Sep 2011   #11

Windows Ultimate x64

Update: Good news!! The drive is back!

However there are bad news: I lost all the data! But I can redownload it again, no big deal.

I deleted the partition and recreated it.

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12 Sep 2011   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

SliKz has tried Easeus Partition Manager which is used to create, manage, delete partitions. But this program can not recover the lost partitions.

Easeus Partition Recovery is a free partition recovery program which is different from Easeus Partition Manager. This program is used to recover lost or deleted partitions. It can solve the partition loss problems including partition deleted by accident, partitions lost due to virus attack, partitioning error or any other problems under Windows both 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems. Moreover, EASEUS Partition Recovery can recover lost and deleted partitions on MBR (Master Boot Record) basic disk from IDE disk, ATA disk, SATA disk, and SCSI disk. It works with FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, EXT2 and EXT3 file system.

For the sake of this post:
I have made a test on a windows 7 virtual machine with 2x20GB partitions on VMWare Workstation. Both partitions have test files.

I have formatted the first partition and before the format is completed, I have rebooted the system which made the partition inaccesible. I have tried the Easeus Partition Recovery program on this partition and it has failed to recover the partition and also the test files in the partition.

Now in the second partition, I have deleted the partition which made the space into unallocated space. I have again tried the Easeus Partition Recovery program on the unallocated space and this time the program has successfully recovered the partition with the test files intact.

So there is no harm in trying the Easeus Partition Recovery program on the damaged partition. If SliKz is lucky, he may recover all his data.

Oops! I have posted this message without seeing SliKz's latest post. Any way I have posted my findings which may be used in future by others with similar problems....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Good news SliKz, but you could still try rraod's suggestion to see if your files are recoverable. Can't hurt, and you can access the partition now.
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