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Windows 7: external hard disk which is not displaying data stored in it

21 Jun 2018   #51
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Can I use 2 devices?

I can arrange for an external Hard disk from a friend....yet to check the available space in that!

Also, I have 750 GB space in internal drive of my system.

Can we do it that way?

Or shall I move all the contents from my 1TB WD Elements in these scattered spaces and then use that HD instead?


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21 Jun 2018   #52
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Leaving about 10% of free space in your internal drive, you can copy as much data as possible into it from your 1tb wd external. ( Always copy. do not move. After confirming that the data has been copied to your internal, delete that data on the WD external ) and we can start with the available space on it.

What about your Seagate drive? Does it remain connected without going on and off? Is that problem resolved?

Meanwhile Vineet Garg has offered to help with the Partition Recovery based on his experience. May be by tomorrow evening. See the previous posts. In that case he may want you to have an empty 2TB drive to copy the complete partition.

So wait till tomorrow evening.
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22 Jun 2018   #53
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi @jumanji and @Vineet Garg, I read the previous message but could not make head or tail of it

on the spare space front, I arranged for a Seagate HD with 1TB space.

So I guess we can start whenever you say

Cable: yes the drive now stays connected with my cable as well, but in case it creates any issues again, I can use the cable from this new HD I have arranged.
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22 Jun 2018   #54
sheena bansal

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
@Vineet Garg



You are welcome to guide the OP, when she is ready. Since the OP has a single partition of 2TB I would think she may need an empty 2TB drive. Isn't it?

I understood that 'OP' refers to me, but what does it stand for?
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22 Jun 2018   #55
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

I understood that 'OP' refers to me, but what does it stand for?

I don't know, ask him !!
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22 Jun 2018   #56
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi sheena bansal,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sheena bansal View Post
I understood that 'OP' refers to me, but what does it stand for?
It stands for Original Poster.

I hope this helps!
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22 Jun 2018   #57
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OP- Original Poster

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vineet Garg View Post
Hi,
Sir(s), @jumanji : Sir, First & foremost i offer regards from the bottom of my heart and seek blessings & guidance.

1) I used partition recovery wizard from ''EaseUS Partition Master Free'' & i didn't use another drive, just recovered the found partition : Free partition manager software to resize partitions - EaseUS Partition Master Free. I think when such softwares offer lost partition choices, they offer exploring and are pretty sure that they can recover them!

2) I will always prefer ''lost partition recovery'' instead of ''lost files recovery'' because in files recovery multiple versions of same file are offered (even simply deleted ones ! )and it needs a lot of patience!

3) I am interested whether the partition offered for exploring & recovery, also allows to copy files while exploring. It would be safer !

4) Sir, i think when we have to recover the data, we should not touch disks much. I fear it will make it harder & harder to recover. When the data is backed up and one wants to repair the disk, diagnostics & repairers are fine ! i think data recovery tools have deeper reach to missing data. They make out partitions out of unallocated space.

5)Sir, I am interested whether the tests/diagnostics she performed , give any signs of physical /hardware failure or damage ? In that case she has to change the drive anyway ! ( i don't know much about that )

6)After considering all these, especially the 5th point, i would like to just make a ''Finish'' from here !
https://www.sevenforums.com/attachme...tored-sh_4.png

Thats all i think !

Thanks & Regards. ...
Hi @Vineet Garg

For the partition to be recovered the partition table must be written into sector 0. Bootice showed that it could not read sector 0. So I would consider that Sector 0 is damaged. Scanning the drive, PW found the start sector Volume Boot Record at sector 2048. OP also explored and PW showed the folders. So the partition exists and the data exists. Copying not possible with PW. We have to look for other alternatives. If EaseUs could restore the partition or copy the files found well and good.

So go ahead with EaseUs. When one partition recovery software fails, no harm in trying another. That is what I also do. I haven't used EaseUs anytime so I will also watch how it goes.
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22 Jun 2018   #58
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi,

For the partition to be recovered the partition table must be written into sector 0
@jumanji : Sir,
1.Is it necessary ? when partition wizard says that it can recover the partition why not to leave to it ? would not it take care of ?? Just a thought.
2.Bootice says that it can't find but i don't think it is said by partition wizard. It says/finds the partition and gives access to explore it and offers to ''Finish'' ??
3. As bootice doesn't find it what EaseUS/Partition Wizard can do about it ? Do you mean to say that EaseUS should find & come out with a partition option which has start sector Volume Boot Record at sector 0 & then there are chances ?
4. It was the only experience & sorry i don't have room for EaseUS on my laptop as of now!

Thanks & Regards. ...
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22 Jun 2018   #59
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

@sheena bansal, before we move on to TestDisk, try Partition found and Mount. Though I haven't used it, it appears to be relatively simple to use. The website contains the documentation. Download from here Partition Find and Mount free partition recovery software


If it finds, mounts the partition and shows all your folders. you can straight away copy them.

If it doesn't work, we shall go to TestDisk.
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22 Jun 2018   #60
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vineet Garg View Post
Hi,

For the partition to be recovered the partition table must be written into sector 0
@jumanji : Sir,
1.Is it necessary ? when partition wizard says that it can recover the partition why not to leave to it ? would not it take care of ?? Just a thought.
2.Bootice says that it can't find but i don't think it is said by partition wizard. It says/finds the partition and gives access to explore it and offers to ''Finish'' ??
3. As bootice doesn't find it what EaseUS/Partition Wizard can do about it ? Do you mean to say that EaseUS should find & come out with a partition option which has start sector Volume Boot Record at sector 0 & then there are chances ?
4. It was the only experience & sorry i don't have room for EaseUS on my laptop as of now!

Thanks & Regards. ...
Hi @Vineet Garg

1. Necessary? - Yes, Partition Table in sector 0 (for MBR drives) is absolutely necessary. It is the address book for the OS to find the the location and open that volume. PW does not say it can recover the partition. It merely finds the start sector and end sector of the partition from the Volume boot record and ready to write the partition table to sector 0. That is what will happen when you press Finish > Apply (If partition table in Sector 0 is missing or corrupted, OS will not find the partition and the partition will not be accessible. First sector of each partition contains the Partition Boot Record which is written when you format that partition. It is the File System. During the Scan PW identifies it so and marks it as the start sector The data in that also indicates the last sector of the partition,, So PW will know the last sector of that partition also.) Then why I did not ask the OP to Finish? The first partition always starts at Sector 2048, In Op's case PW also showed a first partition starting at sector 0as the start point ending at the endpoint of the disk.. A normal drive will not show anything like that. Seeing that I knew there is some problem with sector 0. To confirm that only I asked the OP to run bootice to examine sector 0. Sector cannot be readSector 0 problem confirmed.

2. Bootice does not say it can't find sector 0. It cannot read sector 0. OS also cannot read sector 0 and therefore cannot access the partition. Sector 0 defective. I can ask OP to Finish but I know nothing will happen - experience A valid MFT in the partition is sufficient to show the files. PW is only partitioning program and not a data recovery program to copy the files..

3. "As bootice doesn't find it what EaseUS/Partition Wizard can do about it ?" As I said already Bootice does not say it can't find sector 0. Cannot Read. Simply jumping "Recover partition Recover partition" does not help. We have to try with a data recovery program. I have already advised the OP to try Partition find and mount and then we will TestDisk.

4. Your one experience does not cover all the situations . There is no "one size fits all" in data recovery .
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