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How to recover data from a partition that disappeared?

P: 88
Hi,

My partition in d:\ suddenly gone. Windows (XP pro) shows it like a raw, empty harddisk. And when I try to read data from d (like scanning the drive with avast) I get a CRC error.

Is there any way to repair it or if not what's the best tool to recover data from the partition?

Thanks.

edit: I tried to type d: in the command prompt and I get a CRC error.
Apr 8 '09 #1
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P: 88
I downloaded and run Handy Recovery and somehow it repaired my partition while checking the drives.

I don't know what it's called but I guess it corrected the "folder-tree information" on the disk.

Thanks to bytes.com anyway, as I found out about this recovery tool from a bytes forum search.
Apr 8 '09 #2

NeoPa
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I had to remove the link as it's to a commercial site and that is one of our most serious offenses.

I suspect this was entirely unintended and simply reflected a keenness to help.

I have left the information available for anyone really interested, but the link has been removed.

PS. I'm very glad you were able to get your issue resolved.
Apr 13 '09 #3

P: 88
Oh sorry, I didn't know we are not allowed to link to commercial software. For your information, it has been linked in a couple of threads at Bytes.

PS: I suspect the cause for the initial drive error may be the fault of Tortoise SVN shell extension: I have a very deep folder structure on d:\ which might confuse Tortoise.

I'm guessing it's not Tortoise's fault (maybe it's just the right time to replace my hard disk), but I wonder has anybody had a similar issue with Tortoise?
Apr 14 '09 #4

NeoPa
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I'm afraid I know nothing whatsoever of Tortoise.

As far as other links are concerned, we rely on finding them ourselves, or members reporting them. Reporting is easiest for members who wish to bring something to our attention.
Apr 14 '09 #5

P: 18
I know there are two tools which can help you recover your lost partition:
If you want to directly recover the partition with all data, try EASEUS Partition Recovery (Free) ;
If you only want to recover the data in the lost partiton, try Data Recovery Wizard.
Both are useful.
Nov 2 '10 #6

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