Partition Recovery Software

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with paritition recovery and/or forensic type software? I was thinking that it would be nice to be able to recover an accidentally deleted or corrupted partition, if needed.

    Does any have a simple list of both payware and freeware partition recovery and format recovery type tools?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. pandlouk

    pandlouk Registered Member

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    The best is Active@ Partition Recovery.

    Acronis disk director, Paragon partition manager and Easus Partition Table Doctor, are also pretty good.

    Panagiotis
     
  3. Brian K

    Brian K Imaging Specialist

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    TheKid7,

    BING does partition Undelete. As long as the boot sector hasn't been deleted, BING will Undelete a deleted partition.
     
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  6. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    Thank you.

    I purchased a license for BING about a year ago and I forgot that it had that feature. In order to test BING, I just used Windows XP Hard Disk Management and deleted two partitions on a USB2 hard drive. One partition had data and the other one did not. I then booted up with BING and successfully undeleted the two partitions.

    Question: BING showed four hard drives (HD0, HD1, HD2, HD3). BING would totally locked-up on HD2 selection. I assume that HD2 was my internal USB2 Flash Card Reader. HD0, HD1 and HD3 are my physical hard drives. Is that what normally happens when you select a USB2 Flash Card Reader in BING?

    A few days ago I purchased a 640 GB SATA Hard Drive and a USB2 Hard Drive Dock just so that I can work with and learn about partitioning, formatting, data recovery etc. without any worry about losing important data while learning. Does anyone have any tips on a good learning plan for me to follow?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  7. Brian K

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    Nice.

    Sometimes BING and the BIOS interact poorly. Did you try the BING USB2 Setting? It might freeze on one setting and not on the other. The USB2 setting causes a freeze on one of my computers but a USB HD works at USB2 speeds with the setting turned Off.

    As the HD is for learning at present, try all the BING settings.
    Create Partition. Primary and Extended.
    Delete (remember to delete the boot sector as you dont want that partition to be in the Undelete list at some later time).
    Format is for FAT and FAT32. NTFS is formatted by the OS. If anyone thinks that is strange, remember what happens to a Disk Director NTFS formatted partition when you try to install Win7.
    Resize, Copy and Slide.
    Don't be concerned at this stage with Image or Groups.

    There are lots of scenarios you can try.
     
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