Few things are more irritating than receiving an unexpected error notice, specifically when it regards to the partitions you use to save your data and folders. Disasters do occur, no matter how thoroughly you take care of your computer.
The excellent news is that even if you receive those awful error warnings, you can still recover partitions that have gone missing. Lost partition recovery can be quite tricky sometimes. Let’s take a closer look at how things operate.
In most cases, you’ll need to do the following to restore your data from a destroyed partition:
Scan the hard drive for erased partitions, and if any are identified, scan the detected partition for files and folders, then select (just healthy files if lost items aren’t of interest) and recover the files you require.
- Start Disk Management on your computer. To open the run dialog box, press and hold the “Windows and R” keys together. To launch disk management, try typing diskmgmt.msc. It will show a list of all partitions as well as unallocated space. You’ll need the size of the unallocated space later, so take note of it.
- Launch Command Prompt as an admin and run it. Type “Command Prompt” into the Search box, then right-click on it from the list of results. The next thing you should do is to choose “Run as administrator.”
- Press “Enter” after typing the command “diskpart.” Start typing the commands listed below, remembering to hit Enter after each one:
list disk pick disk x (x stands for the lost partition's disk) list volume pick volume y (y denotes the number of the partition that has been lost) assign letter = z (The recovery partition's drive letter is z)
- Reboot to see if the partition has been restored.
You can avoid accidentally overwriting the part of the hard drive where your partition data is saved by using a recovery tool that you boot from a USB or an external disk (i.e. DVD, CD, or Blu-ray).
When a partition is destroyed, the operating system usually removes the system’s assignment for that area on the hard drive. In this way it allows that memory to be overwritten as needed. As long as that section of the disk is unchanged, you can always utilize recovery software to restore the partition.
The longer you use your pc, the more likely it is that that area of the hard drive may be overwritten with fresh information. As a result, the sooner you try to recover lost partitions and the less you access the hard drive, the better.
When a crucial file or folder isn’t where you expect it to be, we’ve all felt a sense of terror. Typically, user error is to blame for the issues. You’ve probably moved or renamed it by accident. However, there are situations when the underlying problem is more significant. That dreadful feeling can swiftly escalate into complete fear. The list of reasons for missing or unavailable files or directories is nearly endless.
Data recovery from a lost or destroyed partition is a time-consuming process, but it is totally achievable with the correct tools, such as the one we discussed before. It is only possible provided the partition or afflicted drive is not further damaged as a result of using trial and error approaches.