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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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 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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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. ...
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mount root (/) again after mistake, without /etc/

I think I accidentally mounted /dev/hde1 to / after formatting another disk with mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/hde1 /dev/hdc1 should be mounted on / but now there is no way to remount it again since /etc/...
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Recover to windows 7 factory OS from windows 8.1, dell xps

I have dell xps 15, it came with windows 7 in its recovery partition, and I upgraded to windows 8.1. Now I want to recover to windows 7 again from the recovery partition, but It didn't work, it always ...
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RAID 0 now showing as “unallocated”

I have a 6TB RAID 0 consisting of 2x3TB WD Red drives. It's been working fine but recently I went on my PC (which was still turned on and had been for a few weeks) and the whole partition was showing ...
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Recover a HDD partition after use of Win32DiskImager

I wanted to copy a image to one of my SD cards using Win32DiskImager. But I clicked too fast and it written to one of my external harddrives instead of my SD drive, so I disconnected as fast I could ...
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Get rid of “Resource Busy” message on Mac OS X

I am trying to repair a lost HSF+ partition table an iMac by running the i command inside of sudo pdisk /dev/rdisk1. Once I try running the i command, I get an error message saying that the resource ...
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Two partitions with the same letter from previous install

I recently recovered Windows from the Recovery partition and since then I am stuck in a very weird situation. First off, my computer tries to boot off of the previous partition which no longer works. ...
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Can I restore my NTFS partition in place?

while using the Win2Flash tool I accidentally selected one of my HDD partitions as target USB drive. Previously, I had 5 logical partitions(100 GB each). After the accident, I can see only one of ...
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How to make my restore partition usable again?

I have an old Samsung X420 in which I had installed Linux years ago, alongside Windows 7. I gave it to my girlfriend to use and since she didn't deal well with Linux and GRUB, I wiped and recreated ...
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Damaged FAT32 HDD shows it is full but cannot show the files

During merging two 200-gig partitions (one full and the other one unallocated), Windows crashed. Now the system and every hard disk utility (defrag program) shows that the drive is full of files, but ...
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I have multiple recovery partitions windows 8.1

This Is Similar to this question but Different in the fact that the partitions aren't deletable, and all of them are titled "Recovery Partition" This question is more similar but never got answered, ...
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Why can I view my data in TestDisk but not otherwise? How can I recover the hard drive?

A few days ago I was working on my computer and my hard drive decided it was time to say goodbye; the screen froze, and when I tried booting my computer it failed. I take the drive out, put it into ...
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How to recover exFat partition?

I'm trying to recover a single 4 TB ExFat partition made in Maverick's Disk Utility. This single partition on the disk has storage files shared between Windows and Mac. It became inaccessible after ...
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How can i recover data from a USB stick which is showing no storage medium? [duplicate]

I have a USB Flash drive which has begun displaying some odd behaviour. It's a Lexar 32GB JumpDrive S70 USB Flash Drive if it matters. In windows, what occurs is when I put it into my computer, it ...
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How can I recover a drive partition lost while uninstalling ubuntu

I have a windows XP (SP2) desktop with 4 partitions C:14 GB ; D: 14 GB ;E: 55 GB; F: 55 GB; (approximate size) I had installed Ubuntu 10.04 by creating space for it using existing disk partition (...
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how can I reintegrate a lost and found pv into an LVM vg?

I recently lost a RAID that was a physical volume of one of my linux LVM volume groups. I ended up doing a vgreduce --removemissing and got on with the business of restoring the data. Well, today I ...
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Hard drive gone missing after merging partition in an external hard drive?

After merging several partitions of an external hard drive using Magic Partition from Hiren's Boot (an old version). One of my drive is missing in the My Computer in window 8.1 (After I removed the ...
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NTFS Partition disappeared after windows chkdsk

I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7, and share(d) a 3TB GUID NTFS partition between the two. This worked fine for ages. Yesterday I did a large file copy from a suspect (perhaps failing) ext3 partition: ...
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Recovering data from Mac OS X encrypted SSD with broken MBR

On my Mac, running on Mawericks OSX, I had whole encrypted SSD (240 Gb). By mistake (instead of external, and same size! HDD plugged in), I've chosen wrong disk (my SSD) for Linux installation. So on ...
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Deleted my Windows 8.1 recovery partition

I bought a HP Envy refurbished laptop from a non HP official source. It came with DOS. I downloaded Windows 8.1 from dreamspark and installed using USB. During install when it asked for the partition ...
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Btrfs volume management for normal home user

Btrfs is by design for enterprise use, but that doesn't stop normal home users from using it. By normal home user, I mean those people who don't use complicated setup like mirroring, or any level of ...
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Recovering data from a lost/deleted HFS partition in Mac OS X

I have a 2TB hard drive with 2 partitions. It got partition by a program into 5gb accidentally. I tried using Disk Drill Pro to recover the lost partitions and it could see it but could not rebuild ...
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Partition hidden after installation of linux

I tried to install a linux on a partition I made and couldn't complete the process due to some technical problems. I then aborted the installation and went back into booting via windows 8. Now the ...
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Recover corrupted Ubuntu partition

So I have a laptop dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04, and my Ubuntu partition ran out of space. I shrank the only partition I could to make more room for Ubuntu, but the unallocated space came ...
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LUKS partition recovery

A drive with 2 partitions - 1st is plain ext4, second is encrypted LUKS. The partition table has been overwritten. I've found the beginning of the second partition , which i need to recover, thusly: ...
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Mounting Safecopy Image in Kali (Or any other OS)

I've been trying furiously for about 2 to 3 weeks to get the data off this drive. And I've had lots of learning while I've done it. However I still am with no data. I have used SafeCopy to make a copy ...