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How to recover lost files from repartitioned hard drive?

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2016-09-23 13:17:31 Posted by Daisy to Partition Recovery Wizard

Summary:
Download Partition Recovery Wizard to easily recover lost partitions and data after hard drive repartitioning in Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Windows Server 2000/2003/2008.

What is partitioning?

To divide mass storage into isolated sections. You can partition a disk, and each partition will behave like a separate disk drive. Partitioning is particularly useful if you run more than one operating system. For example, you might reserve one partition for Windows XP and another for Windows 7, or set up one partition for Windows 8 when you run dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8.

In addition, partitioning can improve disk efficiency. It is more convenient to manage and find the files with more partitions. Besides, more separate partitions could reduce virus infection to the files. For disk partitioning, there are many tools, such as Fdisk, which is available in old Windows versions. EaseUS Partition Master is another one which is widely-used partitioning tool.

When you want to recover lost partitions after repartitioned drive?

Use partition tools (such as Fdisk, EaseUS Partition Master) to repartition hard drives is a common occurrence but please take care if it is done incorrectly or problems on the hard disk exist, partition will be lost. Besides, if there are some problems on the disk or the partitioning process is terminated unexpectedly, partition on the disk might disappear.

How to recover lost partitions after repartitioned drives?

1. Run EaseUS Partition Master, click "Wizard">"Partition recovery wizard", and then you will see the following window.

Partition Recovery Wizard module

2. Click "Next" to continue, there are two recovery modes: Automatic and Manual.

Partition Recovery Wizard module

  • Automatic recovery mode is easy to use and requires minimal effort.
  • Manual recovery mode gives you full control of the recovery process.

Automatic recovery mode to recover deleted or lost partitions:

Step 1: Select Automatic recovery mode and click "Next" to continue.

Automatic mode partition recovery

Step 2: Partition Recovery Wizard will search deleted or lost partitions on the unallocated space of all hard disks. After the search is completed, select the partitions which you want to recover and click "Next" to continue (You can double click the partition to explore the content to see whether it is the one you want to recover).

Search deleted or lost partitions

If Partition Recovery Wizard cannot find deleted or lost partitions with Automatic mode, you can choose "Complete search mode" of Manual mode or "Finish searching".

Partitions not found

Step 3: You can see the recovered partitions which are marked with green dot on the disk map.

Recover deleted or lost partitions

Step 4: Click "Proceed" to apply partition recovery and get the lost or deleted partitions back.

Manual recovery mode to recover deleted or lost partitions:

Step 1: Select Manual recovery mode and click "Next" to continue.

Manual mode partition recovery

Step 2: Choose the unallocated space where you want to recover deleted or lost partitions from and click "Next" to continue.

Choose unallocated space

Step 3: Choose search mode (There are two search modes: Fast and Complete), and then click "Next" to continue.

Choose search mode

Step 4: Partition Recovery Wizard will search deleted or lost partitions on the selected unallocated space. Once a deleted volume is found, it will be displayed in the volume list (You can double click the partition to explore the content to see whether it is the one you want to recover). Select the partitions you want to recover and click "Proceed" to continue.

Search deleted or lost partitions

Tips: Unlike automatic recovery mode, you do not have to wait until the whole search is finished in manual mode. As soon as a located volume or multiple volumes are added to the list, you can select them for immediate recovery. A selected partition will be marked with a green dot in the disk layout for you to check.

If you use Fast search mode and Partition Recovery Wizard cannot find the deleted or lost partitions, you can choose Complete search mode or "Finish searching".

If you use Complete search mode and Partition Recovery Wizard cannot find deleted or lost partitions, please try free data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to recover files.

Step 5: After Partition Recovery is proceeded, the deleted or lost partitions have been recovered.

Successful partition recovery

Besides Partition Recovery, EaseUS Partition Master provides Partition Manager and Disk and Partition Copy Wizard features. It is a comprehensive solution to solve disk and partition problems.

Tips: If you want to wipe the data on a partition completely to protect your privacy, please refer to How to delete and wipe partition?