recover a deleted partition

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  1. shawndumas

    shawndumas Registered Member

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    I accidentally deleted and then created a new partition; can the first, original partition be recovered? I just bought the $49 full app.
     
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    shawndumas Registered Member

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    I lost years worth of family photos, documents, emails, and favorites. Any help would be much appreciated. Please and thanks.
     
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    Did you create the new partition over exactly the same place as the old partition (starts and ends on the same sectors)?

    Was the new partition quick formatted?

    Did you write anything to the new partition after it was created?

    Is the new partition still on the drive or have you deleted it?
     
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    I created a new partition but I cannont be sure that it was precisely the same size.

    I did not format it at all.

    I did not write anything to it

    I deleted the new partition.

    Thank you so much.
     
  5. MudCrab

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    Have you run the Recovery Expert Wizard on the drive? I would try the Manual >> Fast Mode first. If it doesn't find the original partition, try the Manual >> Complete Mode.

    Note that DD should find the "new" partition you created and deleted. If it finds the original partition, hopefully, you can tell them apart by the size, format or some other info.

    If you used DD to create the "new" partition, it would have been quick formatted.

    If the partition can't be found or it is found and the data isn't accessible, you'll need to start trying data recovery software.
     
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    I did both the Manual >> Fast and the Manual >> Complete to no avail. Can you recommend a data recovery software product?

    Thanks again...
     
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    I haven't used it myself, but several forum members have recommended GetDataBack.

    Most recovery programs have trial versions so you can scan the drive and see if it finds anything before you buy it.
     
  8. yashau

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    Try TestDisk. It can be found on UltimateBootCD. I have used it in the past to recover deleted partitions and has never failed me assuming you just deleted/created partitions and didn't write anything or format over it. It wont damage any files on the drive or anything so you won't need to make a backup or anything else. Usually for me it takes only a few seconds to rewrite the partition tables.

    http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

    Here's a guide for TestDisk
    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Step_By_Step

    Oh and by the way if it isn't the drive your operating system is on you wont need UBCD. You can run it inside Windows and it'll work the same.

    Take care.
     
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    Hello shawndumas,

    Thank you for your interesting in Acronis True Image

    There is big chance to restore data back, you should use data recovery programs, unfortunately good data recovery tools are not free. As for me I used R-studio and ZAR which helped me to restore some data after formatting and installing OS to the partition. The main idea is that you should attach the drive (with data you want to recover) as second hard drive to working machine and recover data to it.

    Best regards,
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    Dmitry Nikolaev
     
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