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Windows 7: I'm looking for a tip of a free partition recovery program.

20 Feb 2018   #1
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 
I'm looking for a tip of a free partition recovery program. ->Solved<-

Hello everyone :)

My problem is that i messed up the partition table on my laptops HDD.
Three of five partitions is gone, and i did it with Linux Gparted when i tried to remove read protection on the Win10 HDD and at the same time try to learn how to use Linux.. So now I have used Linux around 15-20 hour totally in my life, and all ready i messed up one drive..
The drive has two partitions i want to rescue.. One win8 Recovery partition. and one win10 Recovery partition. The third i don't care about.. it's only a win10 installation on.

So I think i am going to use my windows 7 desktop to undo the damage I did on my laptops HDD.
I have some old recovery programs that are great, but that's just the problem, they are so old that they can't handle some newer hard disk partitions and UEFI modes and so on..
And a big yes ... I will use less sensitive hardware in future Linux lab tests.
So any tip of a Recovery program Free to use and with HDD-partitions Recovery functions and it's data.?


Have a nice day.
//Marie



Edit: Link to the solution can be found in post 7
I'm looking for a tip of a free partition recovery program. Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums



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20 Feb 2018   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Best free partition manager ( it might be able recover the partitions).
Free Partition Manager Software - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

Or data recovery software. Recuva has a free version
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21 Feb 2018   #3
billmcct

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I would try Partition Find and mount:
Partition Find and Mount: Download
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21 Feb 2018   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You could try a free trial of EaseUS Partition Manager -- https://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/

I haven't ever used this program, and I haven't recovered a partition in a very long time. I did a partition recovery once in my life, a long time ago. It was amazing -- everything that was on the drive, and had been deleted, came back. The reason I did partition recovery on the drive was because my boss sold me the drive, and I suspected that he got it out of my work computer and then sold it to me as a new drive. Once I had recovered the partition then unformatted the drive, I saw all of my work files on the drive!
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21 Feb 2018   #5
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Here's a tutorial for recovering a partition:

https://www.eightforums.com/threads/...windows.31950/
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21 Feb 2018   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Future Reference

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post

And a big yes ... I will use less sensitive hardware in future Linux lab tests.
For future reference, you should always create a Backup Image, before experimenting with system files, Windows & Driver updates, or in this case, HDD/SSD storage setups.

There are various Free Imaging programs available.
I prefer to use Macrium Reflect Free Edition.

There isn't a Linux version, but if you are dual booting, you can run it in Windows and it will backup and restore Linux partitions as well as Windows ones.

Note:
My Linux installs use the EXT file system and I have successfully restored Linux partitions multiple times.

You should create a recovery CD/DVD/USB, which will allow you to create and restore Backup Images if your system won't boot into Windows.

Tutorial
Imaging with free Macrium
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22 Feb 2018   #7
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
For future reference, you should always create a Backup Image, before experimenting with system files, Windows & Driver updates, or in this case, HDD/SSD storage setups.

There are various Free Imaging programs available.
I prefer to use Macrium Reflect Free Edition.

There isn't a Linux version, but if you are dual booting, you can run it in Windows and it will backup and restore Linux partitions as well as Windows ones.

Note:
My Linux installs use the EXT file system and I have successfully restored Linux partitions multiple times.

You should create a recovery CD/DVD/USB, which will allow you to create and restore Backup Images if your system won't boot into Windows.

Tutorial
Imaging with free Macrium
Yes I know.. Backup, backup, backup.. I'm so used to deal with various Windows/DOS versions since 1988, I should have taught about it, given that I was trying to learn a new OS like linux.
But everybody does mistakes from time to time.
When I usually try out new things and to learn something new, I usually use a lab/junk computer that i don't care about if a catastrophic failure occur.. This time, I was a little too cocky and thought I could solve it without having clone hard drive first.

I am going to start a new thread about backup programs.. I spent four-five hours yesterday reading here in Sevenforums about backup programs. I have use NortonGhost for about 15 years, but i don't relay like it.*hahaha* So I think it's time to look on something new to use.

I've solved my problem late last night.. Or early this morning is more the truth... All of the disk partitions is rescued. Linux and the program TestDisk was the solution. And now is the read protection gone on the disk so i can extract all the information.

Edit: Links to the program.
I used SystemRescueCD SystemRescueCd - Download
An .iso file and is booteble on USB or CD/DVD

Here is the same program but is runable in your OS
TestDisk Data Recovery: TestDisk Download - CGSecurity
Works with MS-Dos, Win 9X and up to win10 X64, Mac OS, Linux X86 and X64
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23 Feb 2018   #8
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
Yes I know.. Backup, backup, backup.. I'm so used to deal with various Windows/DOS versions since 1988, I should have taught about it, given that I was trying to learn a new OS like linux.
But everybody does mistakes from time to time.
When I usually try out new things and to learn something new, I usually use a lab/junk computer that i don't care about if a catastrophic failure occur.. This time, I was a little too cocky and thought I could solve it without having clone hard drive first.

I'm sure it's happened to everyone.

Famous last words:
"This is easy and it will only take a few minutes. I won't need to create a backup."

Quote:
I've solved my problem late last night.. Or early this morning is more the truth... All of the disk partitions is rescued. Linux and the program TestDisk was the solution. And now is the read protection gone on the disk so i can extract all the information.
Good to hear that you solved the issue. :)
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23 Feb 2018   #9
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
I'm sure it's happened to everyone.

Famous last words:
"This is easy and it will only take a few minutes. I won't need to create a backup."

Good to hear that you solved the issue. :)
Hahaha that with just a few minutes.. Isn't that a daily basis phrase.
Or.. it takes only one hour is a classic too

Thanks :)
Yes and I thought it would be best to reconnect in this thread about my solution, if someone else is looking for a program and a solution too.
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