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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How can I recover my files from a broken partition with a negative amount of used space?

Scenario: I was flashing an IMG file onto my SD card for my Raspberry Pi. Or so I thought - it turns out I foolishly selected the wrong device path (D: instead of F:) and flashed the IMG to my WD My ...
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ext4 partition type unknow after restart and cannot be mount

After restarting my pc, I've stuck on error of my /home partition. It cannot be mount. Partition table is unknown. For this partition I had dedicated Goodram ssd 250 gb drive. On this disk there was ...
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Recover an accidentally initialized Bitlocker partition

NOTE: Before you downvote or mark as duplicate, please note that i DID look around and while i found similar issues on stackexchange and elsewhere, I wasn't able to go very far. In short, I have a ...
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How to fix the Broken SD Card

I seem to have broken my micro SD card.The partition names in the disk-utility shows unknown partition. Can some one assist on how to go about recovering the data from it or fixing it? Attached are ...
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Restore lost partitions of a Hard Disk caused by image writing

I have an external hard disk of 1TB. By fault, I have opened an image of my own SD Card (using a software under Windows 8) and clicked on "write" button. Then I stopped it immediately. But I was ...
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How to access the data from my old hardrive

my old laptop died on. Me after taking out the SATA hardrive and putting in to a SATA-enclosure, I am able to access one of the two important partitions that were on that hard drive. The biggest one ...
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Weird partition table

I was given a hard disk to repair/extract data from. This hard drive was once the hard drive of a computer that had windows and linux installed (using grub to change between two). Booting from the ...
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Recovering a lost partition table on Windows 8

First of all sorry that I cannot provide additional screenshots and codes (the reason is, why I am here). I have a Lenovo Thinkpad which is equipped with two storage disks, a 500GB HDD and a 128GB ...
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Ext4 fs corrupted after shrunken by parted

I was trying to make room for an Arch Linux installation and I ran parted and shrunk my main Ubuntu partition. I made a new one in the new space but after I rebooted it put me in a grub prompt. I ...
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How to reformat a thumb drive that is listed as having 0bytes free?

I have a thumb drive that has somehow been corrupted. When I plugged it in, Windows prompted me to reformat, so I did, and that did nothing. I checked on the drive in computer management and there was ...
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How can I get my 2nd hard drive (that disappeared from Windows Explorer) back?

I have a Dell XPS running Windows 8. My C Drive is 120GB SSD, for windows and programs, then I have a 1TB D Drive for my own files. The other day it disappeared from Windows Explorer and I cannot get ...
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How to recover the partition table of WD my book live?

This is a follow up to my previous question. Long story short, I had a WD my book live, and it cause me problems, so I took it apart and plug the HDD to my PC SATA port. However, when I tried to ...
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I accidentally broke my 1tb drive during a dd iso image to a usb thumb drive [duplicate]

Which method suits most useful for this kind of situation. It took me 8-10seconds until i realized i was doing dd on the /dev/sdb instead of sdc and i guess that means 100-150mb of new stuff is ...
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Accidentally Formated /dev/sda1

I was messing around with some partitions on a PC that has both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 installed on it. In gparted, I distractedly formatted /dev/sda1 as fat32. Upon rebooting, I got the message "...
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How can Testdisk recover more data than the size of the partition which the data is on?

This is going to be a long text because I'm not sure what parts of the back story are relevant - if you want to skip the boring parts, you can just read the two last paragraphs which have the actual ...
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Recover deleted VeraCrypt partition

I have an external 1TB HDD with a NTFS partition and a Veracrypt one, or had, at least. I did a messy move trying to use the NTFS one to make a windows recovery media, to find out the hard way that ...
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Recovering deleted/overwritten partition

Short: By mistake I overwrote my partition table using the tool testdisk. I would like to recover my data and operating system. Using the tool testdisk I have located the lost partitions on my disk. ...
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External hard drive unreadable after copy

So I had a macbook pro on loan from school. I had to turn it in yesterday so what I did was copy all the files that where on there to an external hard drive. After that I tried too copy the ...
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Accidentally lost all my partitions, testdisk can't find them

I had 1 100GB partition with Windows and another ~800GB one with all my data. I shrinked that one to get another 100GB partition to install Mac OS X on (which I did successfully a couple times before) ...
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Is this SSD dead? what should I do if so

So my dad's laptop won't boot, It won't go beyond the "starting windows" loading screen and when I try to boot it in safe mode it will hang on loading classpnp.sys So now I tried to perform a self-...
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Install window 7 Professional to Asus A43S

Currently my Asus operating system is window 7 Home Premium. Now I want to change to window 7 Professional and also formatting my Asus. I have read through this article but unfortunately my ...
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Data Recovery on a Laptop

I am trying to recover data from HP laptop that is running Windows but does not start up anymore. I am able to start it up with Knoppix. $ fdisk /dev/sda Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 ...
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Cut off a ntfs partition and repair it later

I have a semi theoretical question regarding ntfs partitions. Assume we create a ntfs partition inside a file dd if=/dev/zero of=test.img count=40960 mkfs.ntfs -F test.img for testing ...
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which recovery partition is safe to remove (active, recovery partition) or (recovery partition)?

I have two recovery partition and I need to delete one of them. I need to know which recovery the active, recovery partition (400 MB)or recover partition (839MB) .
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Recover windows 10 EFI Boot from dual boot with ubuntu

I made my window 10 system system in dual boot with ubuntu. I would like to remove ubuntu and install it in virtual-box within windows. I am afraid to remove ubuntu partions fearing windows may not ...
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Boot from CD triggers Bitlocker

using Paragon, I have deleted the recovery partition. Afterwards, Windows 8.1 would not boot anymore. Then I tried booting from a Partition Manager CD, but when I try to boot from the CD, the ...
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Bootcamp Drive Missing from Startup Disk

I setup up a Bootcamp partition that was working pretty well. I could use Startup Options to change between the two. I was running bleeding-edge Windows 10 previews on Bootcamp and that broke I ...
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Can a HFS+ drive be recovered if reinitialized to Master Boot Record?

I (stupidly) used my RocketRaid 2300 BIOS to initialize an 8TB HSF+ drive. Now I want the HFS+ drive and directory structure back! Is this even possible? If so, what steps could be taken?
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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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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. ...