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Windows 7: want help to recover data

19 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 32 bit
want help to recover data

After splitting C: drive into two partitions by disk management tool, i am facing following problems:
1. Start up/boot problem (Windows 7 not started)
2. one old partition is hidden

i made many different attempt to solve the issue but failed.

in my last attempt, i install new windows 7 at new partition
this time my old partition has gone to hide but it is viewable only in disk management tool; it is not active here

kindly help me to recover my old data which is placed at old partition.

thanking you in anticipation

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2013   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Did you (1) try unhiding the partition using Disk Management, or (2) assigning it a drive letter using Disk Management?

If both of these fail, you will need to use a data recovery app to get your data back. Is that what you are asking to do?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Apr 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


`What do you mean you split the partition? The procedure is to shrink C to create a new partition which using Disk Mgmt is entirely safe and should not cause problems? What else did you do?

If your data on the old partition is inaccessible then as Mark suggests give it a drive letter in Disk Mgmt to access the files: Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

If this isn't sufficient I would boot free Partition Wizard to post back a camera snap of the maximized drive map window. We may be able to help you recover it using a tool like Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Apr 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

The partition is probably hidden because it has no drive letter. Assign a drive letter in Disk Management and you'll be OK.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 10 Pro x64

Another option that was not mentioned.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
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