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Windows 7: Recover partition after Delete Volume in Disk Management

08 Jun 2019   #1

Windows 64 bit
Recover partition after Delete Volume in Disk Management

I've been really stuck and over my head here (as evidenced by my bad decisions). Any help is much appreciated!

Long story short, I accidentally ran Diskpart Clean on my drive (virtual drive mounted on Google Cloud). Panicking and being an idiot, I tried to recreate my first partition out of twenty via Windows Disk management. I saw it asking to format, and did have the foresight to not run Quick Format at this time. Obviously, this meant that my partition was just shown as RAW, and so, my biggest mistake was to "Delete Volume". After doing some research, I realized there were tools like MiniTool Partition Wizard that could undo my Diskpart clean command, and I was able to use it to instantly recover Partitions 2-20 after skipping Partition 1 sectors. However, running it on the messed up Partition 1 is taking this rate it will take over 100 days and may not restore the partition anyways. Now, this is Cloud storage, so I have around 43TB stored in Partition 1. The data is still there since my storage space shows it being used, and when using data recovery tools, I can recover my files. But it is not at all feasible to really recover all 43TB this way.

I was hoping there was a reasonable way to restore the partition itself rather than going through data recovery. I did run GetDataBack on Level 3 (thorough file system scan), and within a few minutes, even after cancelling the scan, it picked up all the filesystem info for Partition 1 (see below). Everything, the space used, file tree, modified dates, etc. is all there and completely accurate, demonstrating that my partition should theoretically be restoreable. GetDataBack is a read-only data recovery tool though, so I can't just write this data back onto the drive. Is there a way to maybe use this information to manually restore the partition?

CAPTURE 6/8/2019 11:16:52 AM
File System Properties
File system: NTFS
Size: 52.5 TB
Location: Sector 32,768_T_
Cluster0: Sector 32,768_T_
Cluster size: 64 sectors
Phys. sector size: 4096 bytes
Total sectors: 112,640,004,096_T_
Total clusters: 1,760,000,064
Data matches/rel:217/0
Source details:[email protected]
Source: M1
Recovery tree:Tree NTFS, 56086 entries
Total files: 51,761
Total directories: 4,322
Total file size: 43.2 TB
# dirhash entries: 56,086
MFT cluster: 98,304
MFTMirr cluster: 1
MFT size: 1024 bytes
INDX size: 4096 bytes
# Mft:0
Explicit Mft no:True
Area: Mft
Created: 7/14/2018 2:03:26 AM

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11 Jun 2019   #2
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
If it could be of any help!

Hi @RG9400,
Welcome to the SevenForums!
Perhaps, you know much better than me but whatever you do, do it carefully & as applicable to you!
All I have to suggest is :
1) First of all copy the whole data from the recovered 2-20 partitions to a safe place.
2) Download TestDisk the stable version 7.0 for Windows from here : TestDisk Download - CGSecurity
3) Follow which is applicable to your issue : TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity

( You may also look for good paid recovery services )

Thanks & Regards. ...
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11 Jun 2019   #3

Windows 7 HP 64

If I understood well, It is a cloud disk with a link on your computer.

Cloud disks normally are backup-ed daily. With such a big disk (>40G) it's probably a paid service.
Contact Google to see if they can restore from their backup.
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11 Jun 2019   #4
Vineet Garg

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
If I understood well, It is a cloud disk with a link on your computer.

Cloud disks normally are backup-ed daily. With such a big disk (>40G) it's probably a paid service.
Contact Google to see if the can restore from their backup.
Very well said
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