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If you have deleted partitions by accident, do not create another
partitions, just leave it blank.
you have deleted files from the recycling bin and you realize you
needed it, do not save anything to that drive. Because Hard drives
do not actually erase data or partitions. When you erase a file
from the operating system, it just marked on the drive as deleted.
When your system needs to store more data on that drive, it will
consider files on the drive marked Deleted as being free space,
and it copy over them. If that happens then you are in big trouble.
rule also applies for partitions, since partition information just
presents the operating system with a way of addressing the space
available on that drive. If you delete a partition, everything from
will be gone. because there is no partition information, no data
can be read by the operating system. Your data will be on the hard
drive but operating system can not see that. Data-recovery programs
can see that data by scanning hard drive.
Best thing to do in a data loss situation is to make sure no more
data is written to that drive. If you have just the one partition
and it's fried, you can't boot normally to the operating system.
best option is to transfer your hard drive to another computer.
Transferring the Hard disk drive to another computer is best because
it will prevent the drive from being over written, and potentially
allowing you to retrieve files from the disk just by using Windows
Explorer to look through file structures. If you have damaged or
erased important operating system files, but the partition information
is still readable Windows will not boot.
you can not physically transfer the hard disk to another computer,
The simplest way to gain access to the files on your hard disk drive
with a DOS boot disk and then use a DOS compatible file recovery
If you have only one hard drive with a single partition that is
no longer bootable, file recovery becomes more difficult. Because
most recovery programs will need a place to copy recovered data,
and if you are using the same drive which has the lost data on it
you will be destroying more data than you save.
is a better idea to install a new hard drive onto the current system
and save the recovered data on new hard drive.
are several programs such as Ontrack Easy Recovery, Winternals
Disk Commander, Active Partition Recovery and Active Uneraser
that will boot your system straight into DOS, then perform
you have installed your damaged hard drive into another computer,
or if you have put a new drive with a separate Operating System
into your current machine, you now have a many advantages:
can attempt to access your lost data normally through Windows
File Explorer. This will not work if the partition information
has been changed, since the OS will not 'see' the logical
you can safely play with recovering your files, since you
now have a completely separate hard disk drive on which to
put recovered data without compromising the damaged hard drive