Partition recovery is the process of recovering data from a hard drive partition that has been rendered unreadable by normal methods. A problem that is caused by drive failure, accidental formatting, corruption of data.

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Recovering/repairing partition map following Linux installation/removal

Through a variety of Linux installations (and reinstallations) this evening, I seem to have borked the drive in my MacBook Pro. Gparted at some stage reported drive errors and tried to "fix" them, ...
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How do I update my Windows recovery partition?

I got a HP PC which came with Win8.1 Pro, updated to Win10 in last summer and again to 1511 TH2 2 months ago. The recovery partition obviously contains the old Win8.1 wim image. What is the preferred ...
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How to save a drive's partition to a file in Windows?

I've got an usb drive with several partitions, ntfs, exfat and ext3. I would like to extract the ext3 partition to image.bin file to be independent. How could I do that in Windows?
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Recovery deleted filevault2 partition

I excitedly deleted my partition with my main OS. The partition is FileVault-encrypted. I formatted the hard drive while starting from an external OS X. I am using Mac OS X Yosemite. I still know the ...
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Recovery after diskpart clean

I intended to install Windows 7 on the sda2 with 200GB, while having Linux Mint installed on sda1, with 180 GB data out of 260GB. After booting from Windows 7 USB, I have created a new partition as ...
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Updating recovery partition in OS X El Capitan

The story I use MacBook Pro from 2012. By default, the recovery partition is OS X Lion (10.7). It is pretty cumbersome to revert back to Lion and then to El Capitan when doing any reinstall, so here ...
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Deleted recovery partition from Acer Aspire Switch 10

I've done something wrong and deleted the recovery partition on my Acer Switch 10. I've done a lot of searches on google and a lot of tries, but I still can't boot the os. The problem is that at the ...
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Windows Recovery

Can I use a recovery disk created on a Lenovo to recover windows 8.1 Toshiba Satellite. The Lenovo is also windows 8.1. I recently accidentally installed Linux Mint on the hard drive and removed ...
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USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 - Which is best for creating recovery disc of Windows 8.1?

Please correct me if I'm asking nonsense! I just bought a new laptop 'HP 15-AC053TX 15.6-inch Laptop (Core i7-5500U/8GB/1TB/Win 8.1/2GB Graphics), Turbo Silver' and I would like to prepare a recovery ...
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Corrupted SD Card

I am using Micro SD Card for OS on my Odroid micro-controller. Today I figured out that my Micro SD Card is not responding. I plug into my Laptop ( Linux OS ) and after that in other laptop ( Windows ...
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Corrupted external ssd after connecting to windows

I have a samsung external ssd with password protection. This ssd was formatted on a mac. After connecting it to a windows pc (which failed) I am no longer able to access any of the data on the ssd. ...
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OS X Time Machine

So was trying to backup my time machine drive onto another disk, but I got an message about it being case sensitive. So I was playing around with Disk Utility in El-Capitan, I was on the partition tab ...
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What if I take backup and than do partition of drive (shrink and allocate to new one)?

I just bought a Lenovo G-50-80 series laptop having Windows 10 and there are inbuilt two partition of drive exist C: D: I have taken backup of the OS using NTFS by lenovo's provided ...
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How to recover files from the compressed NTFS partition?

One of the NTFS partitions was compressed with the tool implemented in Windows 7, available in the partition properties window. Later, one of the folders has disappeared. I was trying to use Piriform ...
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How to recover data lost by clean command in windows 7

I was trying to install new OS in my HP pavilion 2000 series 6gb ram, 500gb HDD, 2.4GHz i3 3rd Gen processor. At some point I was not able to delete the partition So I googled for it. I got a solution ...
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Restore deleted Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) partition

I've deleted an external HDD via OS X disk utility and created a new Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted) partition but didn't write any data to it. The password differs from the deleted Partion ...
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Backing up recovery partition into ISO and then burn it into bootable USB

I have an HP laptop and I would like to back up the recovery partitions. There are three reserved partitions, SYSTEM, HP_RECOVERY, and HP_TOOLS. There is an option in Windows to create a recovery ...
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Format HD to remove traces of Windows 10 and reinstall Windows 8

I've gotten into a bit of a mess. Here's the situation: I have a Dell laptop that had Windows 8 pre-installed. I don't have a key or anything, due to the fact that it was preinstalled and Windows ...
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Recovering files when Windows 7 MBR has been corrupted

System Stats: Type: 64-Bit Desktop; OS: Windows 7 Premium; HD: Seagate Barracuda 750GB, S.M.A.R.T. Enabled. History: There is the complex situation I'm dealing with, I'll do my best to break it ...
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Can I reinstall Windows 10 after upgrading from OEM Windows 7?

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled, and I upgraded it to Windows 10. A little while after I was wanting to use Ubuntu, so I attempted to install it. I figured out ...
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Rebuild NTFS partition table

At our SOHO we have several 3TB NTFS GUID partitioned hard disks. One of them became unusable. windows did not even recognized it. Using a hard disk edit utility we found the partition table was ...
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Make Windows bootable after copying from one partition to another

I have recovered Windows7 from rescue DVD, that came together with my laptop. The recovery re-partitions the SSD drive as to factory defaults, but I would like to change that. More exactly, after ...
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How to recover file from a hdd with corrupted partition

Few days ago, I ruin the hdd partitions by wrongly use the partition wizard. The user reported to me that she wants to recover some files in the ssd harddisk.. The SSD is laterally not detachable. ...
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Restore somewhat broken volume on the disk in-place?

After a power outage my laptop fails to boot. I investigated the matter with a bunch of disk utilities and live CDs. The data is intact, and I made a backup copy of it. Nevertheless I'd like to ...
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I deleted my recovery partition. Can't boot into Windows 8.1

I bought a new asus zenbook, with Windows 8.1 pre-installed and wanted to set up a dual boot. I installed and got running LinuxMint. However, before that I deleted my recovery partition from windows ...
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How to force partition to value out of range

I have an ubuntu desktop system (VM guest), whose partitions were created by the install media. I wanted to expand the disk, so I shutdown the guest, and increased the disk size of the guest in the ...
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Recover deleted partition which had locked by BitLocker [duplicate]

I had a partition that locked by BitLocker. Because of an error I missed 4 of my partitions. I recover 3 of them by Minitool Partition Wizard but one of them that had locked by BitLocker, not found! ...
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500GB only showing 1.7GB in size after swapping it in and out of another PC to transfer files

I wanted to backup a hard disk drive so I pulled it out of PC 1 (Linux, OpenELEC 5) and put it in PC 2 (Windows 8.1). There was only media/data on the hard disk drive, no OS. Files copied ...
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Recover a Windows partition (under GRUB) and lost files

I am bringing this question and comments here, after feeling stackoverflow wasn't a place for me. I hope, at least, get some help here. Thank you very much indeed in advance. I really need a solution ...
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Accidentally formatted directly Drive C:. Unable to detect partition while formatting

I accidentally formatted both Drive C: (which operating system is installed) as well as Drive D: (total of 2 partitions) I an now trying to format my machine and now, unable to detect my internal ...
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Revert Back to My Original Windows 7 from Windows 8.1

I had Original Windows 7 Home premium installed in my Toshiba laptop. I had to install Windows 8.1 for an application specific use. Instead of selecting custom install, I installed it on top of my ...
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Hard disk drive's full capacity is not recognized

I have a HDD (wdc wd30ezrx-00mmmb0 western digital 3gb, Link to HDD specifications) I purchased a while back and it had an original capacity of 3TB. Some unknown error happened to my computer which ...
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Invalid Dynamic Disk in Windows, TestDisk shows no partitions

It shows up as invalid dynamic disk and is unallocated. I tried using Testdisk and followed the steps to 'Analyze' the disk. Sadly there weren't the partitions detected that I needed and after a deep ...
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Find list of directories of unreadable NTFS partition

I have a failing hard disk with two NTFS partitions: C: contains Windows (107 GB) D: which stores my data (393 GB partition) I am using an Ubuntu live session as booting into Windows causes a ...
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Which partition is related to ASUS windows recovery?(partitions include linux, windows and more than one recovery)

I will delete my disks except windows(c:) drive, its recovery drive, and d: drive. In addition to windows, I also have linux installation but I don't know which disks are related to linux (opensuse) ...
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External hard-drive partition not showing contained files

I have had this external drive for already a year, using it without any problems. It used to be my laptop's HDD, before I put in the SSD. So, it has 3 partitions: NTFS, NTFS, FAT32. I connect it to ...
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Restore partitions from before creating recovery disc

I have(had) drive 1TB on which was 2 partitions (900 &100GB) and on this 100gb I wanted to create recovery partition but it wasn't said in Windows Recovery Drive Create tool that it will dlete all ...
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Windows 8.1 says my used HDD needs to be initialized

I bought a new, 1T 3.5" SATAIII HDD (WD Green) next to the an existing SSD for archiving. I tested it with HD Sentinel for hours, and it looked perfect. I used Windows 8.1 partitioner to initialize ...
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windows doesn't recognize recovery partition

I delete all my partition in my SSD and I install a new operating system. before that I copy all files of recovery partition to external disk also hidden files. I thought that if I set a external disk ...
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Can't recover with exernal disk

When I bought my PC(VAIO Z) I open the recovery partition and I copy all the files existing,and I past in a external disk.(just copy/past. NO create recover partition). and I delete the recovery ...
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My External Hard Drive fell and I cannot access storage anymore. How can I fix it?

My eternal hard drive fell and now I can no longer access the files through My Computer. (under devices and drivers) The hard drive is a Seagate Expansion Portable Device: Model SRD00f1 Seagate ...
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What happens to the recovery partition from Dell after Windows 10 Upgrade?

I bought a Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop back in 2010, which had Windows 7 installed and came with a partition for Dell Factory Restore. After having installed Windows 10, what happened to that ...
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Cannot find WD partitions although Disk Utility see them

I have an external harddrive Western Digital that is locked wioth a password using their built in solution "WD unlocker". I put in my macbook, enter the correct password. But then no disks show up. I ...
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Is it possible to unformat a partition in-situ

I have a formatted partition (the full disk) and have not yet written to it (nor did I re-size it - just a quick format). I would now like to receiver the data, but do not have another disk with ...
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Is it possible to recover a NTFS partition after it was formatted to NTFS using Gparted Live CD? [duplicate]

I had a NTFS partition on my ASUS laptop that had Windows 7 on it. I formatted it using Gparted Live CD because I thought there are some problems in Windows but then found out it was a problem of ...
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One of the partitions is not showing on my computer

I have 3 partitions on my PC. But automatically when I restarted my PC, then F drive is not showing. F drive is of 201GB and among 204 perhaps 50GB is used. I tried to restore it from Windows Disk ...
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Sandisk 64gb Memory Card issues [duplicate]

Ok so I have encountered a problem with my 64gb memory card. Anytime I connect to my computer, it prompts me to format disk. Formatting through this option fails and formatting through chkdsk fails. ...
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Recovering filesystem in mangled partition

Accidentally booted the Acer Recovery partition of my multi-boot laptop and despite selecting EXIT when presented with a choice of whether I wanted to recover anything or not, one of my partitions got ...
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Ext3 drive empty and detected as ext2 after restoring superblock with e2fsck

I have an ext3 disk from my NAS. I took this drive out of the NAS and mounted it under my Debian Wheezy system. When I ran fsck it told me that the superblock was bad. I don't haver a full log, but ...
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How can I recover a partition after luksFormat?

How can I recover an ext4 partition after luksFormat? It was late one night when I decided to try gnome-shell 3.16 without messing up my Ubuntu box. So, I downloaded an Antergos image and booted it. ...