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Windows 7: Second hard drive "unallocated"

19 Jul 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Sorry, my bad.

Unfortunately, you'll need to format the drive and allocate a drive letter to help Recuva see the drive.

Although Windows hides the file index your files aren't deleted, so providing you don't overwrite the existing files on the drive, Recuva stands a good chance of retrieving them.

Do you have an external drive you can save the recovered files to?

Just read Karl's comment, which is good advice so you may want to ignore what I've posted.


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19 Jul 2011   #12
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Karlsnooks, thank you!

Hopefully something will be able to come of this - the thought of loosing the files is unbearable!

Look forward to hearing from you/ GregRocker/ any expert.

Thanks again
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19 Jul 2011   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Welsh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do not format or try to create a new partition with the unallocated space. If you do, you will permanently lose all data on it.

You can do OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below with the Partition Recovery Wizard feature in Partition Wizard Home Edition to recover the HDD (Disk 1) from the unallocated space if it's not to late.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
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19 Jul 2011   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawn,

Many thanks. Hard to believe that I've never made that mistake since I seem not to miss out an making every mistake possible.

Didn't realize that there was a tutorial on the matter. I'll go read the tutorial myself so that I'm better prepared next time.

karl
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19 Jul 2011   #15
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

At this link is a Zip file with an ISO of Partition Wizard 4.2.2 in it that can be booted to and it may be able to convert the Dynamic to a Basic disk.

Download the Zip file, Then burn the ISO file to a CD then boot the created CD, Partition Wizard will set up all on its own with no input from the user; right click the Dynamic HDD in Partition Wizard and convert to Basic.


https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22...320E3247%21215


I don't believe the free version supports this option any longer.
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19 Jul 2011   #16
Welsh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Welsh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do not format or try to create a new partition with the unallocated space. If you do, you will permanently lose all data on it.

You can do OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below with the Partition Recovery Wizard feature in Partition Wizard Home Edition to recover the HDD (Disk 1) from the unallocated space if it's not to late.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
I cannot thank you enough! And mean that! Each and everyone of you that helped me tonight! I did exactly what you said and now have both partitions back safe and sound!

Superlatives escape me to show how please I am!

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH!!!

I will be marking as solved in the morning as I am on tapatalk ATM.
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19 Jul 2011   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Welsh. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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19 Jul 2011   #18
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Very pleased to hear the news Welsh, Brink has already marked the thread as solved.

Thanks very much for the feedback.
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19 Jul 2011   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Welsh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do not format or try to create a new partition with the unallocated space. If you do, you will permanently lose all data on it.

You can do OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below with the Partition Recovery Wizard feature in Partition Wizard Home Edition to recover the HDD (Disk 1) from the unallocated space if it's not to late.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
At this link is a Zip file with an ISO of Partition Wizard 4.2.2 in it that can be booted to and it may be able to convert the Dynamic to a Basic disk.

Download the Zip file, Then burn the ISO file to a CD then boot the created CD, Partition Wizard will set up all on its own with no input from the user; right click the Dynamic HDD in Partition Wizard and convert to Basic.


https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=b0a22...320E3247%21215


I don't believe the free version supports this option any longer.
Yep, it still does if done using the method in the tutorial now. It's no longer a straight shot way of doing it like it use to be though.
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16 Jun 2012   #20
Cherlynn

Window 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Same problem" unallocated second hard drive"

Hi Guys,

I have the same problem with the unallocated hard drive as welsh. Just to confirm the method as Welsh, Follow exactly in Option 4 in this link? I won't lose any data?
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Where the data backup? I'm bit confuse with basic and dynamic disc. Currently my local hard drive is full. My hdd is about 431G/500G. and my laptop does not detect my hdd.

Hope you can help.
Thanks.

Regards,
Cherlynn
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