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Recover deleted partition

by micheal Q / March 27, 2008 4:53 PM PDT

I rebuilt my computer last weekend and I deleted the single partition on the old hard disk. But before I had a chance to create a new partition, I was not sure wae everything had copied on my backup harddisk.

It was too late unless some recovery software was purchased.

I have spent the best part of an hour on the Internet searching for freeware. Finally, I found TestDisk which comes in two flavours, DOS and Windows.I usede the windows based version and managed to recover my partition. but I still couldn't find all my files. Is there any suggestion? Please help me!

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This one notes partition recovery.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 9:04 PM PDT
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Don't know if this will work but Recuva(pronounced recover)
by darclew3-2215827575258062 / March 30, 2008 12:44 AM PDT

is also at www.piriform.com, listed on http://wwwfilehippo.com and I bet at www.majorgeeks.com (Da real Geek Squard!!) Darrell

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(NT) Good program but doesn't appear to do partitions.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2008 1:41 AM PDT
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Partition or file recovery
by DADSGETNDOWN / June 22, 2012 12:50 PM PDT

Okay, Mr. Proffitt. I have a similar issue, My ultimate question is, try to recover files first and with recuva or testdisk or ?, or try to repair or fix or create the lost partition or mbr or what first ?
Years ago on WIN98SE, I got a virus, I had AVG I had created a recovery disk or something with AVG, on a floppy, I ran it and it removed what it found. The drive boots to C where the OS is, but the partition was not seen, I think (long time and bad memory) I tried to run Windows floppy DOS mode trying to see the parition or create a new one, I wasn't sure what to do in there so I don't remember doing anything. I then just got a new drive, so now I have one of those Hard drive to usb adapters, all I want are the files...don't care about the partition per say.

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The first step is always
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2012 12:58 PM PDT

1. Clone the drive.

But since files are in partitions, you have no choice today on what to do first.

2. Now that we have a clone of the drive we can try the usual titles on the clone.

3. No one usually guesses which method will work. We have tools and apps that work pretty well but more folk forget step 1. Some folk are too new at this and don't know that without a partition we can't have a filesystem and files to recover. Those that are that new to recovery and won't take step 1 should send the drive to http://www.drivesavers.com

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PS. Locking this old discussion.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2012 1:06 PM PDT

It's outdated. Please start a new discussion so we don't have to scroll down so much.

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