Questions tagged [partition-recovery]

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. Do not confuse with [recovery-partition].

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Can I clone a partition inside the same hard drive

I'm rescueing a hard drive and I already have a backup of the partition, now I wish to have a copy of this backup in order to safely work with it, problem is that I only have the hard drive where lays ...
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Windows 10 UEFI boot partition recovery

I installed a M.2 drive in my Windows 10 Home x64 edition and then used Macrium Reflect to create a clone of the c: drive to the M.2 drive. I also expanded the size of my windows partition and left ...
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Partition became RAW, TestDisk advice

~3 days ago a 238.2GB NTFS partition became RAW, losing ~170-180GB of data, and I have been trying to fix the problem for about 14 hours. Potential reasons partition went RAW: I have dual-booted ...
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Format an SD Card used as Android adopted storage (android_meta and android_extended)

I have this SanDisk 32GB MicroSD card that's ended with two partitions android_meta and android_extended as result of a failed attempt to use the card as Adopted Storage in a Lenovo Phone. Neither ...
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How to Remove the C:\Recovery\ Folder in Windows 10?

I am using Windows 10 Home (currently, ver 1909). I would like to remove the C:\Recovery\ folder, which takes 3.61GB on my C: partition. From what I read on the internet, the C:\Recovery\ folder is ...
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Win10 somehow overwrote a partition file table with an old copy

I've had something very weird happen: I have a Win10 install on a SSD, with another 4 disks connected. Then I added a new disk where I copied 2 large folders to, then I turned PC off and unplugged all ...
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How to use Linux to Partition and Format a blank external hard drive where the partitions were lost

I need some help rescuing a new and blank 4 terabyte external SSD USB hard drive. The original partitions were 3.64T and a 0.36 partition labeled "Microsoft Partition" Using GParted, I ...
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GPT Protective Partition encrypted by Truecrypt

I have a Seagate 4Tb 2.5" HDD. I partitioned this drive into three and encrypted two parts with Truecrypt. Sadly the USB 3 micro type b jack broke away from the drive just as I was backing ...
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Partition on hard drive unmountable, unable to recover data

The hard drive in question used to be hooked up to my Raspberry Pi 3, formatted with NTFS and used as a small file server. I have recently dug up the hard drive again to pull the data from it, but ...
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How to fix a working partition I can't access?

I'm trying to fix a 'broken' Windows (system) partition. I connected the drive to an external usb docker and can see the drive in the "This PC" window. But the space availability bar is not ...
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Copying hard drive partition structure

I'm trying to copy the partition structure of a drive that died, all the info I have is that it has an MBR, uses an msdos partition table (not sure if this matters?) and has 9 partitions and looks ...
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Did I just nuke my drive while doing a FAT32 to NTFS conversion?

I got a 2TB external HDD which was pre-formatted as FAT32. I had assumed exFat and did not bother to check until I ran into the 4GB limit error and realized it was FAT32. As a last stop, I ran a ...
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Recover formatted HDD data to itself

I did format my HDD and lose any data on it accidently. This happened by to burn a small image to the external HDD by Win32DiskImage so I know that I lost some data but not all of them. Anyway I ...
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Missing boot disk after resizing partition - MacOS/Linux dual boot

I just set up my mid-2012 MacBook Pro 13inch with a MacOS/PopOS(Linux) dual boot. Things were going well so I decided to increase my PopOS partition so I can test it out a bit further. I did the ...
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EFI Windows Bootloader Recovery

i deleted windows boot loader in efi instead of ubuntu by mistake. Now i am left with ubuntu without windows. Is there a way to fix the windows boot loader from ubuntu terminal as i couldn't open ...
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UnMounted external HDD and lost everything [duplicate]

So I accidentally unmounted my external HDD in gparted and now it shows empty But in testdisk and getDataBack I can see the files and eventually copy them but they make around 900Go and even my two ...
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Lost all files after windows installation became damaged

Last week, my laptop hung for a while, I couldn't do anything then it went into automatic repair, then it tells me it was unable to repair the pc. I had to reinstall windows, I found my files in ...
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Recover paritition hard drive after being formatted to W10 install drive

I accidentally set my external 5TB hard drive that I use for my photo, movies, and music storage to use as an installation drive for W10. I did this over a year ago now and have had trouble recovering ...
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HDD with bad sectors, MBR gone, how to recover partitions

The hard drive in my old laptop started returning errors, so I stopped using it (probably a bit too late). It's in an external cradle now, that I've mounted read-only a couple of times. Unfortunately ...
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Recovering only deleted partition(not formatted nor overwritten)

I have an external hard disk and by mistake I only removed its partition. But after that I understood my mistake and stop doing anything on that. I ejected it immediately. It has 1TB capacity. It is ...
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Fix Partition Table

I am trying to partially restore a previous system image with a slightly different partition table and Windows 10 keeps trying (and failing) automatic repair. I need help fixing the partition table. ...
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Can't access content in secondary drive partition after installing Manjaro Linux

I'm going through this problem for some time now, bit more than a month. I am not a Linux user, I was installing it to learn it. I have two HD's in my note, I had Windows installed in a SSD and used a ...
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Windows 10 Partition restore issue with Macrium Reflect

I tried to reset my Windows 10 to an older Version and this failed. Luckily I had created an image before with Macrium Reflect and this image is in 2 files on other partitions. I booted the Laptop ...
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How to fix a corrupted SSD?

I have a dual-boot setup: Windows 10 + Ubuntu 20.04. I have 2 SSDs (both are Samsumg 860 EVO 1TB, in case it matters), but since I bought them at different times I made my partitions a bit weird: SSD-...
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GNU DDRescue 1.25 to copy a failed to be recognized 4.0TB HDD to rescue. Completed “mapfile”, but what do I do with this mapfile file?

I have : Gigabyte X399 Aorus Gaming 7 AMD Thread Ripper 1950X 32GB Ram O/S=OpenSuSE Leap 15.2 2 (new) X 4.0TB WD(Blue)[Raid 1] 2 (corrupted existing) X 4.0TB WD(Blue)[ex-Raid 1] HDDs Also QNAP TS/...
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How to recover an ExFat partition from an external portable HDD after partition merge?

I have an external portable HDD with a capacity of 500 GB, which was partitioned into a number of partitions. Half of the capacity was allocated to an ExFat partition named MyPassport, while the other ...
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Prevent Creation of “System Volume Information”-folder for Specific Partition

I have a NTFS-partition that is shared with my Linux installtion. When i'm on Windows, it doesn't bother me that the folder is there because i don't see it. However, that's not the case on Windows. I ...
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I changed my secondary drive to EFI after a Gentoo install. Can I get my files back?

I'll try to explain the situation, because my setup was really strange and I never bothered to fix it. Basically I had a main 256 GB Crucial SSD with the Windows 10 OS and all of my main work on it. ...
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My root partition disappeared when using testdisk

This morning I was planning on deleting Windows 10 completely for good so I opened up Gparted, deleted the partition, and called it a day. No, there was something wrong. I forgot to check if there was ...
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Restoring RAW files on NTFS

I've searched as far as I could to find a solution to my problem, but I can not even really describe my problem shortly. Here's what happened: One of my 2 TB HDDs is basically dying of age, ...
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my d partition can't be accessed and it's type turned into cd drive

I was working with an application called ISE design when it suddenly gave me a not responding erro so i just closed it but couldn't open it again. I restart my laptop to find that i can't access my d ...
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Restoring Partition Table and Files After Failed DISKPART Acrobatics [duplicate]

A friend of mine wanted to convert his MBR boot drive to GPT to use UEFI. He accessed DISKPART over the command prompt within the Windows installation environment using SHIFT + F10 and used clean then ...
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How to Recover a NTFS-formatted RAID 1 Enclosure with 2 Hard Drives?

I have an enclosure that supports two hard drives in RAID 1 mode. A few days ago I connected the enclosure to my laptop and Windows was giving me errors saying it couldn't read/load the D: partition. ...
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Windows C drive got mismatched

I just messed up things while installing Ubuntu Windows C drive (where all the Windows files are installed) has been mismatched. Actually, in the partition list (according to the image posted) ...
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After format window partition size reduced to 30 gb

This morning I saw my window was stuck at boot page with system date and time it was not coming out then I decided to format this window 10. During format I saw laptop volume was only showing 30 gb I ...
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How to merge empty partitions to main partition without data loss in main in macOS?

I tried to install Windows in my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) having macOS Mojave. Tried without the bootcamp assistant as directed in the link - https://fgimian.github.io/blog/2016/03/12/...
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Windows 10 USB not being detected, and diskpart showing USB as unusable

I am using Windows and I used a USB to boot a Linux .iso, to test it. I cleaned the USB after use, via diskpart, created a primary partition and I made a quick format using Windows Explorer. Now, ...
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Testdisk: How to recover from “Partition: Read error”

I’m trying to fix an issue with a Seagate 6TB HDD (formatted as exFAT with 3.5TB of data) using testdisk, but I think I made things worse: I left files to copy overnight and in the morning my Mac ...
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Restoring files from raw ext4 image without a journal?

Running linux/Ubuntu 18.04.04 I have a disk image that I've dd'd from an ext4 partition. I had a corruption disaster that cleared the whole 500G disk and left me with some files and some garbage in ...
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Recover files from an 2TB NTFS-partition, after zeroing-out the first 5GB of it? [duplicate]

First let me apologize for asking such a newbie-question, as well as for asking a questions that undoubtedly has been asked hundred times before - however in case exactly how I corrupted my partition ...
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I have a disk that Linux sees with a perfectly fine GPT with one NTFS partition, but Win10 says the entire disk is uninitialized

In Win10 I tried to convert from MBR to GPT using the "non-destructive" gptgen tool. It flubbed the whole thing and Win10 said the disk was write protected and I couldn't use it, etc. So I brought ...
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WD 2TB External hard disk is detected in disk management but not showing in windows explorer

I have WD 2tb external hard drive. It seems to be detected in disk management but does not show up in windows explorer. In disk management, right clicking on the disk partition only one option is ...
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accidentally created recovery disk on external drive [duplicate]

I accidentally create a recovery disk on my external hard drive and lost the partitions. I have a 1 TB external drive that had 2 partitions. I without knowingly of partition loss created a recovery ...
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Windows 10 how to fix drive letter on my micro SD cards?

Recently, my micro SD card stopped showing up in Explorer on my Surface pro 6. I opened the Disk Management tool and the disk does get recognized (as Disk 1 below), but the main partition does not ...
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Undo/Recover diskpart disk clean

Please someone help me. I just wanted to delete a particular partition but i accidentally run the "clean" command in diskpart. That cleaned all the files and partitions from my ssd including the os. ...
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Installing Windows 10 without losing data

I have a 750 GB HDD with two partitions. One partition has 550 GB with my files so I want to save it. The other partition had Windows 7 on it. So I booted Windows 10 from USB, formatted the Windows ...
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How to recover SSD formated and repartitioned [duplicate]

I have accidentally format, repartitioned and installed the MacOS on SSD installed on my Macbook Pro months ago, and now I just realized i loss my very important data during that, So i need the ...
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RAID 5 rebuild failed after removing and reinserting a disk

I have a Synology Diskstation 414j at my home that runs RAID 5 across 3 drives. I was curious to see what Diskstation looked like on the inside, so I unscrewed the back, took out the drives, and put ...
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Why recovery showing content as - “xLê7±A§[jp¬1ÜyL8É\6”

Background : While working, Eclipse hanged suddenly. I waited ... after a while system crashed with blue screen and was not booting up after hard restart. Before I proceed I would ...
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Live-USB vs Bootable-USB vs USBwithOSonly

So much confusion amongst those three. Say I have a Laptop with C: drive only which is crashed and not booting up..probably a corrupt MBR or MFT...and I want to recover the C: Having not enough ...

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