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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How to install windows 11 without recovery partition blocking the way

I wanna fresh install windows 11 and then dualboot it with linux, but when i install windows 11 there's recovery partition automaticaly created and blocking the way of extending volume for linux. How ...
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How to mount Windows 11 nvme in Linux

I was given Dell Inspiron 7706 laptop with Windows 11 that got corrupted during upgrade (power loss). It won't boot Windows anymore (\windows\system32\winload.efi missing or damaged). I have ...
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External hd acidentally converted to gpt on windows - how to recover lost data? [duplicate]

As my external hd did not show up in disk manager I accidentally clicked gpt when asked. Now the disk results "not allocated". In fedora results "windows reserved". Now I am ...
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SSD with Windows system has become "Unlocated" on System freezing for 30 minutes and rebooting manually after giving up waiting it unfreeze

So I have KINGSTON SUV400S37120G on which I have Window 11 installed. The system was working totally fine. I decided to enable System Restore because it was turned off: The screenshot from another ...
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Corrupted portable SSD, wrong size detected, what to do?

I have a 240 GB portable SSD from Transcend. ESD230C Portable SSD Model: TS240GESD230C SN: F43849-0038 Recently there have been long delays in reading data. During another such long delay, I ...
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I need help make sense of TestDisk output

I recently found an 2 TB external drive again which I though I ha lost and when I viewed it with DISKMGMT.MSC it said it had an unallocated section of 638GB. I remembered that I might've deleted a ...
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Dual boot OS recovery using Testdisk

I have a Dell Latitude with an internal storage drive of 500GB. I dual boot Windows and Kali OS. A few days ago, I messed up and wiped the drive using diskpart clean command and now I'm trying to ...
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How can I recover 2 LUKS2 partitions formatted by mistake?

I wanted to install a new Linux distro so I deleted the previous partitions used for Fedora install at the beginning of the disk ~120 Gb and I had the rest of the 2/3 of the disk compose out of 2 ...
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Can't restore partition table

I wanted to install Ubuntu on my Asus ROG laptop. I previously installed a second NVME SSD and used it under Windows to store stuff. I did, however, leave ~200GiB free for a Linux installation. When I ...
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Repairing Windows installation that can't boot

Background: I have an Asus UX51VZ that will no longer boot into Windows. This was my dad's primary computer. I took it to a computer shop so they could fix the fans that came on at full speed all the ...
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access files in Manjaro partition from Windows partition

I am dual-booting Windows 10 and Manjaro Linux. While running a pacman -Syu on the Manjaro partition, the computer crashed. Pacman stopped working and at first I tried to fix it by deleting the lock ...
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Restore RAW drive back to NTFS [duplicate]

Recently, I have tried to make backup of SSD of my laptop using Macrium Reflect 8 Portable Free edition. However, this process ended in error (which, unfortunatelly, I can't remember, my apologies) ...
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How to Extend C drive from D: drive (SSD with NTFS bitlocker) and also there is Recovery Partiton in between two drives?

I am using a HP fq1089AU laptop running Edition Windows 11 Home Insider Preview Single Language Version 22H2 Installed on ‎04-‎07-‎2023 OS build 23493.1000 Experience Windows Feature Experience ...
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Recover data from USB turned bootable [duplicate]

I was trying to downgrade from Windows 11 to Windows 10. I installed the Media Creation Tool from Microsoft and connected a portable external hard drive that I use to save my files, not knowing the ...
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Can't find partitions

I have a server with two hard disk - in rescue mode because one of the disk failed and had to be replaced -. I had to hire a data recovery service, few days later they told me that it was ready, but ...
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Should I turn on ignore bad sectors and create and image immediately?

Trying to clone my 3TB HDD to a brand new 4TB HDD. But I get a CRC error WDC WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 3TB NTFS filesystem Using Macrium Reflect 8 I get Clone failed - Error 9 - Read failed - 23 - Data error (...
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Windows doesn't recognize a partition as NTFS but recovery tools do

Today a computer of mine with Windows Vista can't boot any more. The message "Windows is starting" shows up and a few seconds later it reboots automatically. So I took the HDD out and ...
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How to reinstall windows 10 on a partitionned disk properly and avoid duplicating recovery partitions?

My pc recently crashed and I had to reinstall w10. But now when I'm booting on the disk, I get 2 windows installed Image 1 Here is how I did : My disk is originally partitioned in 2 : C : for the OS ...
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macOS can't boot, shows 'prohibitory' symbol after using Clonezilla

How are you? I have a MacBook Pro Mid-2012 (A1278) running Yosemite 10.10.5 + Bootcamp (Windows 10). I mostly use the Windows partition, and rarely use macOS. THE PROBLEM I tried to clone the internal ...
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How to recover files from a healthy microSD card that is accessible only from an unrooted Android smartphone?

I accidentally deleted important documents (about 100 PDFs) that weren't backed up yet from a 64 GB microSD card, which is used as the primary storage in my unrooted Android 9.0 smartphone. The ...
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Merged partitions show as unformatted NTFS- GPT table recovery

Wanted to merge multiple partitions on my SSD, and added Windows Recovery partition to the mix as it was sitting between other data partitions. (I believe this was my mistake). Used MiniTool Partition ...
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Windows SSD won't boot after I used it in a USB enclosure with an Android phone

I ran into an issue with a desktop folder on my Windows laptop that I can't delete or rename no matter what. I've seen this issue a few times over the years, but the typical ways to get around it just ...
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Will macOS internet recovery remove my Linux Install?

I own a MacBook Pro from 2009 and I recently installed Linux on it (with a swap and / partition). I recently made the stupid mistake of messing with partitions, which caused macOS 10.13 to stop ...
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Windows recovery show disks as RAW, can't run CHKDSK, but Linux sees them normally

My disk is dying (increasing Reallocated Sectors Count) but every time CHKDSK fixed everything untill next time and I'd like to continue like this as long as possible, given that I know all risks and ...
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Hot Swapped Hard Drives in Windows, Now Windows Reports the Drive as RAW

I have a quick release hard drive bay in my W10 PC so I can easily swap hard drives. When swapping them out, Windows will never seem to recognize the new replacement hdd. I have to open Computer ...
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How do you clone unformatted or unallocated disk with bad sector?

So I have an SSD, Kingston 240GB. The installed OS is Ubuntu, and this has been running for three years. Today, it failed to boot. “Reboot and select proper Boot Device” , that's what I get when I ...
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My main hard drive (the one C:\ is on) is showing as raw

My main hard drive (the one C:\ is on) is showing as raw. I got a bluescreen (wish I had recorded what it said on it before I restarted, but it's probably a moot point now) and tried to restart, but ...
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Recover LUKS partition of flash drive that (should) still have header

On an flash drive with 7.1 GB useable storage, I had a LUKS partition (2nd partition) of around 3.1GB, IIRC. A linux FS flashing using balena deleted that and the 1st partition, with the OS partition ...
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windows partition restored on specific date (unusual)

This is a super unusual issue we have encountered, a PC of our payroll staff displayed an error upon opening today (05/11/2022). --MM/dd/YYYY see error upon opening the unit Tried to restart the unit ...
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How to recover partitions?

my partitions are lost and my datas are also lost when I use ntfsfix on my hard drive. For the partition table like this: sdb disk └─sdb1 unallocated └─sdb5 /DATA1 └─sdb6 /...
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Hiren's Boot PE, NVMe & RAID - a RAW deal

On HP laptop Windows 11, I booted into Windows perfectly normally, then I rebooted into Hirens Boot PE, opened Aomei Backupper, did not do any action in that application, then I opened Disk Management,...
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Data Recovery gave me more data than I had

I have a drive with a MBR partition table, and a 2TB NTFS partition. I performed data recovery on the 2TB partition using Wondershare Recoverit, and when the program finishes, you can recover your ...
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Unable to use USB as a storage device due to balenaetcher

I tried to flash a kali linux iso disk onto my USB using 'balena etcher'. I did this thinking that I would still be able to use my USB as a storage device afterwards but apparently not. I am using a ...
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SSD - One Partition is not accessible and the other one is ok

I have two Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SSD installed in my system. Both SSDs have got two partitions each. No RAID configuration. SSD running in AHCI mode (Tried IDE. did not not make any difference in this ...
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Not able to recover logical partition using TestDisk

I had a dual-booted HDD (Win10 and Ubuntu) (MBR) where the Ubuntu was in an extended partition (that had 1 Win10 logical partition and 1 Ubuntu logical partition). Few months ago, I deleted that ...
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Raw partition recovery without data loss

I had a dynamic disk and in order to get back to MBR I have used this video but instead of getting back to NTFS, I now have a RAW filesystem. Using Testdisk, I am getting Can't open filesystem. ...
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Recover deleted and possibly overwritten partition using Testdisk -- best practice?

Before using Testdisk to recover a partition, does it make sense to clone the damaged partition in question to another drive (or the whole HDD for that matter), and try recovery on the clone -- or is ...
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Getting "Bad Disk" and unbootable/readable disk after "Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk" (Minitool PW)

I was having my MBR disk with my main OS (Windows 10) and many important files on it. My disk is Samsung SSD 860 EVO 500GB Sata with good health. I have run Convert MBR Disk to GPT Disk on it and ...
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recover old partition that became Unallocated space after Windows Media tool Use windows 10

I needed to install windows 10 on my laptop that didn't have an OS, so I used my friend's external drive, I created a new partition on his laptop and used the "official" windows media tool ...
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Hard Drive Recovery and mounting

I have an internal hard drive(SSD). This drive is not double booted, but triple booted (Windows, Ubuntu, Kali). It is partitioned in such a way that windows has 60% of the drive, and Ubuntu/Kali have ...
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Format SSD to APFS on Windows

I'm Running Windows from an External Drive on Macbook Air 2019, 128GB. I Accidentally cleared Macbook Air's Inbuilt SSD. Whole Storage 128GB, It's currently Blank(Unassigned). I tried Recovery Mode (...
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Gparted crashed during resize. Can I recover data?

I was using Gparted on a live Disk to resize and it crashed midway. Now I'm booting to see this: BusyBox v1.38.1 (Ubuntu 1:1.30.1-6ubuntu2) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in ...
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I accidentally cloned my 16GB SD card to my 256 GB pendrive using dd. Is there any way to retrieve back my pendrive?

I have a 16GB SD card, which when I connect to my computer, gives cant read superblock error (in Ubuntu). After searching on internet, I saw some solutions using testdisk tool and decided to try it ...
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Linux - accidentally used dd on a LUKS encrypted drive, is there a way to recover?

I accidentally ran dd bs=4M if=image.iso of=/dev/sda oflag=sync when creating a bootable drive instead of targeting the USB stick. I am fairly certain most of the files would be fine - the iso is only ...
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Position and type of linux partition in dual boot with windows 10?

I have a mbr partition style and use BIOS system. I shrank volume C:\ to make a new partition for linux. Linux partitions are detected as primary partition by windows and they're on the left side of ...
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Windows Lost Partition Recovery [Emergency] [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted my E drive partition and i did not know. I extended my C drive, hence E drive's unallocated space was extended in the C drive. Now how can i get my files back of E drive? Its ...
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Hard Disk showing wrong capacity and is RAW disk

will write step by step: one day my linux mint Drive stopped responding. i forced re-started the Laptop. On boot screen it showed this screen Then after some time showed : No boot device Present Then ...
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Fix corrupted exFAT upcase table manually

I have recently encountered the error "upcase table is not found" on my SD card formatted with exFAT, after it worked just fine the previous day. No tool I tried on Windows or Linux could ...
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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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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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