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Windows 7: recover Lost Partition, Need true experts

25 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 32 bit
recover Lost Partition, Need true experts

Hi Guys

This is my problem :

my SD CARD, 8GB .. 5 months ago, it become RAW, so there where I found out about Testdisk, it fix it.

Last week, same problem appeared, I tried TestDisk .. but nothing happened, after many times, I tried , this option in testdisk 7.0 -----> MBR code..... then It was fixed , and I was able to see my files .

however I just couldn't access to one particular folder, so I used CHKDSK, it deleted the whole folder

then after a day , THE SD CARD, went RAW again.... I tried again TestDisk, it says that the CHS and LBA don't match , I tried again MBR code, but nothing happened,

So I thought maybe if I format it with ( My computer --> management ---> Disk Management ) I could recover my files .. so I format it with FAT32 .

Now I tried more than 20 software, none of them could recover a single file.

and this what I see in Testdisk :

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and also It said , NONE partition table has been detected o_O

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Please help me ... I really need this SD card, more than anything, it contain all my studies files, my PHD dissertations, it's my life, and am really hopeless .

It least a way I could recover the RAW .. as it was before I format it.
Thank you

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25 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 32 bit

and this is the lost one .. called ( NO NAME )

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but this is what happend after I continue

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25 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

When you say true experts, it puts me out of reckoning.

Nevertheless, I would say that you have already badly mauled your pendrive, trying things at random without really knowing what you are doing and how it will help in data recovery.

From the history I also have to conclude that you have been pulling out the pendrive without "safely removing " for that can cause to the repeated RAW condition.

If you are sure that " No. I was always removing the pendrive safely but yet it was turning RAW" then it sure was nearing its end of life and you should have forthwith copied all data elsewhere and stopped using the pen drive.You have perhaps taken it to a point of no return.

Your last action as you have enumerated was that you had formatted it to FAT32. By doing that you have lost the original file allocation table.

Also when TestDisk automatically selected "none" as the partition type, it means that it perhaps did not find a valid FAT32 partition. In spite, you should have manually selected Intel/PC Partition and gone ahead and should have checked whether it could list files after it found a valid partition.

Anyway, before doing it again, post a screenshot of how your pendrive looks like now in Windows Disk Management. Please remove all other USB HDDs/pendrives from your system.

Also follow the guidelines here scrupulously to present the screenshot without any loss of information. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

(If you are not currently located in USA, please change your time zone to show the correct local time in your posts)
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25 Jul 2015   #4

Windows 7 32 bit

Thank you Master for your replay.

1st .. yes 1st time I removed it , and second time, I shutdown the pc without removing, so to it went RAW again.

This is the screenshoot , you asked for :

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25 Jul 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

OK. Since you have already used Test Disk, I shall only give short instructions.

No log
Select your pen drive
Intel/PC partition ( Even if none is highlighted, you should move to Intel/PC Partition and then press Enter)
Is your partition shown with Quicksearch highlighted? Post a screenshot and wait for further instructions.
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25 Jul 2015   #6
Layback Bear

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

jumanji is the closest I have found to a expert on this subject.

unfogiven19 I will not try to help you because it's way over my head.
I will give just a little advice.

1. Don't do anything until jumanji instructs you to do so.
2. Follow his instruction exactly as instructed by jumanji.

Following 1 and 2 will give you the best chance of solving your problem. Sometimes the only repair is a new thumb drive and loose your data.

I will go back to watching the thread.
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25 Jul 2015   #7

Windows 7 32 bit

hi , sorry master for being late ..

this is what I found out :

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25 Jul 2015   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Honestly, I don't see much scope or hope in recovering data. Last you said was FAT32 with Disk Management. It hadn't gone well somehow for whatever reason - may be a bad pen drive. Had it gone well, you should only be able to see one current FAT32 partition. Now its all jumbled up.

We have to try and see whether PhotoRec is able to reconstruct the files ab initio. (PhotoRec does not require a valid file system to be present. It tries to reconstruct the files from the file format signature and characteristics.)

So instead of TestDisk try PhotoRec. When you come to the screen to select the file formats select the file formats you wish to recover.
Guide to using PhotoRec recovery software.

Don't format your drive again. In that experiment, I formatted the pendrive just to show that PhotoRec can recover the files even after formatting the drive - yes it can, provided all is well with the drive otherwise. You have already formatted it :)

Let us know how it went.
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28 Jul 2015   #9

Windows 7 32 bit

I tired it over and over , but nothing happend .
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29 Jul 2015   #10

Windows 7 32 bit

where are master ?
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