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Accidentally deleted partition on storage drive.. recovery possible?

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July 10, 2012 6:10:10 PM

I was trying to install windows 7 last night on a new SSD and got a little delete happy with the partitions. I accidentally deleted the partition for my storage drive. The storage drive was just a ntfs formatted 3TB drive that was not broken into smaller partition. I’ve tried to use Minitool Partition Wizard Home edition and it’s able to find 3 different partitions but none of them are the right one. When I look at the files in the partition, it’s empty and doesn’t have anything. I’ve tried a different software (forgot name) and it’s able see all my files but I don’t have a spare 3TB I can use to move all my data off. Is there any other partition recovery program that can help so that I don’t need to find another 3TB to transfer all my data to?
a b G Storage
July 10, 2012 6:18:56 PM

Try TestDisk: http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

I use it and it's awesome. Odds are you will be able to recover your files with or without rebuilding the partition.
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a b G Storage
July 10, 2012 6:21:32 PM

I've used EASEUS Data Recovery Pro and was able to recover data after removing a partition. I think they have a trial version but it won't recover much. Good luck.
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July 10, 2012 6:29:39 PM

Test disk is better and it is free. Dont use the trail or home versions of the professinal softwares. They r all lame ducks.
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July 10, 2012 9:55:51 PM

If it's simple file recovery, then Recuva by Piriform (CCleaner guys) is pretty easy to ues too.
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July 11, 2012 3:25:54 AM

I find a freeware last Sunday on the web, it's pretty cool. I got back my deleted partition by it.
Here is the address: http://freeware-recovery.blogspot.com/2012/07/free-dele...
The free software is designed to recover lost partition due to deletion or format by mistake. After installation click"Lost Partition Recovery", wait for the tool to scan your pc, then you'll find the lost partition. If you have any problem, browse the official website to find the solution. Hope this will help you.
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July 18, 2012 8:35:42 AM

noPart said:
I was trying to install windows 7 last night on a new SSD and got a little delete happy with the partitions. I accidentally deleted the partition for my storage drive. The storage drive was just a ntfs formatted 3TB drive that was not broken into smaller partition. I’ve tried to use Minitool Partition Wizard Home edition and it’s able to find 3 different partitions but none of them are the right one. When I look at the files in the partition, it’s empty and doesn’t have anything. I’ve tried a different software (forgot name) and it’s able see all my files but I don’t have a spare 3TB I can use to move all my data off. Is there any other partition recovery program that can help so that I don’t need to find another 3TB to transfer all my data to?


If your partition is just deleted by accident, and do not formatted it or wipe it, you could try to use Partition Assistant( freeware) which integrate the partition recovery wizard and special designed for accidentally deleted partition. Here is an article and a video about this, you could have a try.
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July 19, 2012 6:43:32 AM

If the partitions in the hard disk get accidentally deleted, formatted or damaged, Windows operating system can corrupt causing huge data loss in the system. Users may face data inaccessibility problem due to corruption in the OS. At such case, Windows recovery is a must.there so many Window recovery software which recover your data one of them is Kernel for Window Recovery you can try this software.
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March 26, 2014 10:00:13 PM

Yes it is absolutely possible to recover accidentally deleted volumes or partition on Mac. Like any other critical data loss issue this problem can also be resolved using time machine backup. This process will significantly restore your system setting on users specified previous time. But in case if it fails recover your data from accidentally volume then you should take the help of any sophisticated third party tool. however at the main time it is utterly important to prevent your files from overwriting.

Some common do's and don'ts for this situation:

Do not re-create the partition
Avoid disk defragmentation
Do not try reformatting the drive
Do not save any new files until all your files get recovered completely
Try to restore your computer with time machine Backup


For more information visit: http://macmini.recoverytrashmac.com
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