How to recover data from the partition which has disappeared?

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  1. RicardoTV

    RicardoTV Registered Member

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    Hello
    A few days ago I installed the Windows 7 by using Paragon Partition Manager after several attempts succeeded. First, on the hard drive had 2 partitions (C: / WinXP and D: / Data), create a partition (I: /) but there to install the Win 7. With the option "Install New OS Wizard" install Win 7. Now I have Win XP and Win 7 installed on C: / and I: /, but has disappeared partition D: / where I have data, only the partition appeared without lyrics, so I put a new point, but when I click the message "It is not formatted, like Format". How do I recover data that is in the partition D: /?
    Thanks
     
  2. SIW2

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    Hi Ricardo,

    Did you look in Windows Disk Management and see how it shows up there?


    Please post a screenshot of Disk Management window, and Paragon main window - showing the DiskMap.

    If the partition has been deleted, then you can use the Undelete function. Rt click the Unallocated space and select Recover Lost Partitions:

    Recover-2009-11-04_204714.jpg

    It will be much faster if you just search for the file system that is on there, e.g. FAT or NTFS.

    Hope it helps
     
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  3. aigle

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    before you do any thing, make am image of your hard disk first, if you value your data.
    It's even better to try all recovery on another hard disk after cloning your drive there or restoring the image there. It all depends upon how important is your data.
     
  4. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

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    Try TestDisk.
     
  5. RicardoTV

    RicardoTV Registered Member

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    Hi Ricardo

    I have reproduced your screenshots here:

    DISK-2-2009-11-06_151646.jpg

    DISK-2009-11-06_151437.jpg

    Paragon won't give the Undelete/Recover Lost partitions option on that because it is already a partition.

    You might back it up first - you need somewhere to store the backup.

    Delete the unformatted partition, and then rt click the Unallocated space and run the Paragon Recover Lost Partitions.


    Another undelete tool that will run on that drive - without needing to do that first - it will scan the whole drive, or any part - not just Unallocated space - is here:


    See my post 4 here:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=256134

    and posts 11 &12 here:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=256171

    Hope it helps
     
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