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Windows 7: Minitool Partition Wizard asking for volume label

24 Dec 2016   #11

Windows 7 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
This will not help you now, but in the future it will. You should always have an image of your HDD on hand so that you can just restore the image and you will be running again in 15 minutes. When this problem is corrected, go to Macrium Reflect Free It is a free download. You would want a different HDD to store you image on. You will not be sorry.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
He`s talking about his external drive, not windows.

I find it impossible that a cat sitting on a keyboard could turn an external drive from NTFS to Fat, there are too many steps that have to be done.

Partition Wizard IS partition recovery software.

Image & Clone can be done on data &or any partitions, as i sometimes do it..

Not necessary to be Windows partition.

For any issue with HDD, it is best to clone the faulty HDD.

This is more likely as full backup exactly in sector by sector.

Then using the cloned HDD to do the necessary repair, in order to understand what wrong with the HDD.

I prefer this method, as sometime the cloned HDD can be restore.


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25 Dec 2016   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by agag View Post
I use Minitool Partition Wizard. I used Check File System then clicked on the Check and Fix Detected Error. It deleted quite a number of files that perhaps cause the error. After that I can finally access my HDD. So with my lack of knowledge in this, I am not sure what caused the error. I thought my cat did something that turned the HDD to FAT because I googled that HDD supposed to be NTFS or something because of the big files, which is why I tried to convert it to NTFS in the first place but failed to do so.

Perhaps it is best if you can share if you have any idea why. And if you know any free data recovery software that I can try?
1. NTSF files just don't convert to FAT all by them selves. If your cat did this conversion, ask the cat to change it back to NTSF.

2. Once you deleted files of some kind your chances of retrieving things is slim.

3. Now that you can access your NTSF drive, copy what you can to another external dive.
In my opinion that will be the best you can do at this stage.

4. Now you have had a learning experience why proper backups are needed. I would suggest using this program in the future.

Macrium Reflect Free

Retrieving data from a damaged drive is very difficult and the proper steps done in the proper sequence is absolutely critical. Going off the recommended path will only make things harder to retrieve if not impossible.
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