Have you deleted the wrong partition? Are you unable to access the data from one of the partition of your hard drive?
Generally, there are two main ways to get back your lost data from corrupted, formatted, lost or deleted partitions. One way is to restore the data from backup file and another way is to recover the lost data using reliable data recovery software like Partition Recovery Software. If you have already taken a backup of your essential data then first method i.e. Restoring lost data from backup will help you to get back your lost data. If a backup is not available they you should rely on data recovery software to recover the lost data. Employing partition recovery tool, it is very easy to recover corrupted hard drive NTFS partition data and lost FAT partition files.
Partition Recovery Software is reliable and efficient tool that can find the missing or deleted partitions and can recover the lost data from those partitions on your hard drive. This software supports data recovery on FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT formatted or reformatted partitions. With software you can perform WD external HDD deleted partition recovery too.
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Let’s have a look at some of the common data loss scenarios
- Human errors
- Partition Corruption issues
Human errors are the common cause of data loss. You might have accidentally deleted or formatted the wrong partition instead of deleting or formatting the other unwanted partition. Whenever you format or delete the partition of your hard drive, the data stored in that specific partition is deleted. The main difference between deleting and formatting the partition is, formatting process creates a new file system to store new data by deleting all the data whereas deletion process delete the entry of the partition from partition table. Therefore, accidental deletion or formatting of partition results in data loss.
Partition may get corrupted due to various reasons. Following are some of the common reasons for partition corruption
- Improper disk partitioning or resizing of partitions using third party utilities: You can resize the existing partition in two ways i.e. one way is by reinstalling the OS and another way is by using a third party utility like Partition Magic. When you try to create another partition or resize the partition, you may get error messages like "Not enough space" or "could not allocate or de-allocate memory". These error messages may occur due to some reasons, which make your data inaccessible resulting in data loss.
- MBR corruption: When you try to boot your system, you may encounter an error message like "Invalid Drive Specification". This error message occurs mainly due to boot sector virus. A boot sector virus is a program that replaces the boot program with a virus infected code and the virus infected code runs every time when you boot your system. This virus generally infects and corrupts the MBR (Master Boot Record), where the information about all partitions is stored. The corrupted MBR does not allow you to access the partitions resulting in data loss.
- Errors while converting from one file system to another: When you try to convert one file system like FAT16 to another version of file system such as FAT 32 then due to some reason the file system conversion process may fail. You may get error messages like "FAT32 is not supported", "FAT32 is not a valid file system" etc. In this case, file system of your partition might get partially converted as a result, you cannot use both FAT16 and FAT32 file system that makes your hard drive partition unusable. If you want to make your partition usable then formatting is needed but, formatting the partition deletes the entire data resulting in data loss.
The famous brands of hard drives supported by Partition Recovery Software
- Seagate - FreeAgent, Replica, GoFlex, Barracuda etc.
- Samsung - EcoGreen, S2 Portable, SpinPoint etc.
- Western Digital - MyPassport, Elements, MyPassport Elite, Caviar Green etc.
- Hitachi - Life Studio, Touro Pro etc.
- Toshiba - Canvio etc.
- Buffalo - Stealth, Metro, MiniStation etc.
- Maxtor - Maxtor One Touch II etc.
- Sony etc
Other than the above mentioned brands, this tool also supports Compaq partition recovery from all the series of Compaq like Compaq Presario, Compaq Portable, Compaq Pro, etc. just in few simple steps. Sneak a peek here to get more details about it.
Tips for better chance of partition recovery
- Do not perform any write operations like copying or saving the data on corrupted or formatted partitions. In simple words, stop using the hard drive.
- Do not repartition or reformat the drive again
- Do not install Partition Recovery Software & do not save recovered data on the same affected drive
Find out what Partition Recovery Software can do for you.
- It can recognize and restore different types of files like audios, videos, documents, images etc. from the corrupted partitions.
- It has special in-built algorithms to find and retrieve deleted and lost partitions
- Supports reformatted FAT partition recovery on Windows 7, Vista and Windows XP
- It can restore data even when a hard drive fails to boot
- It can sort the restored data on the basis of file attributes
- It also helps to recover USB HDD data on Windows or Mac
- Provides preview option to view the data recovered from hard drives
- Compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows Vista
How Partition Recovery works?
Step 1: First you need to download and launch the Partition Recovery Software. As soon as you launch the application, the main screen is displayed with 3 options. Among those 3 options, you need to select "Recover Partitions/Drives" option to recover HDD data from partitions.
Step 2: Now, you can select either "Partition Recovery" or "Formatted/Reformatted Recovery" option based on your scenario.
Step 3: Select the hard drive from where you accidentally deleted or lost the partitions. Once the data recovery process is over, view the data recovered from lost or deleted partitions.
Few basic approaches for avoiding data loss in the future
- Take a backup regularly so that you can restore data from backup file when you accidentally delete or format the partitions
- Do not shut down the computer abruptly
- Avoid data loss due to fluctuation in voltage by using UPS
- Use antivirus programs to avoid virus attacks
- Always check before formatting or deleting the partition to make certain that it does not have essential data in it
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