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Windows 7: Lost partition

14 Nov 2010   #1
SUPAD4V3

windows 7 x64
 
 
Lost partition

Have a wee problem that im sure is fixable, basically the partition for my archive drive got deleted and now i need to recover the data. does anyone know what the best app is to do this? have done a small amount of reading and there are a few out there. and a few ways to do it

Advice GREATLY appreciated


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14 Nov 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SUPAD4V3 View Post
Have a wee problem that im sure is fixable, basically the partition for my archive drive got deleted and now i need to recover the data. does anyone know what the best app is to do this? have done a small amount of reading and there are a few out there. and a few ways to do it

Advice GREATLY appreciated
App called recuva works fairly well.
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14 Nov 2010   #3
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

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14 Nov 2010   #4
SUPAD4V3

windows 7 x64
 
 

Looking at this recuva app

Does this require you to have the partition intact? i deleted the partition accidently in disk managment but have not formatted so the data is still there correct? and will this app find it?
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14 Nov 2010   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SUPAD4V3 View Post
Looking at this recuva app

Does this require you to have the partition intact? i deleted the partition accidently in disk managment but have not formatted so the data is still there correct? and will this app find it?
I doubt you might find any success.
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14 Nov 2010   #6
SUPAD4V3

windows 7 x64
 
 

So your saying theres no way to recover? i have read otherwise elsewhere
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14 Nov 2010   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Since the entire partition has been deleted, I dont think these free softwares will do any magic. Your best bet is to take the PC to DriveSavers Data Recovery Services or similar companies and get the data recovered.
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14 Nov 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Does not cost any to try Recuva. But those recovery companies are not cheap.
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14 Nov 2010   #9
SUPAD4V3

windows 7 x64
 
 

Yeah i know the expense of recovery campanies, i have not formatted the disk, it is my understanding that it isstill recoverable, might wait and see if anyone else can suggest anything
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14 Nov 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just make sure you do not write to the HDD in the meantime - e.g. download stuff. That may use the partition space because it is marked as "available".
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