Can We Restore Lost Data from Missing Partitions?
“Yesterday I’ve destroyed everything on my hard drive. Here is what happened: I tried to install a second operating system on my laptop via dual boot. It was supposed to be installed in an empty space on my disk. But during the setup, I made some mistake. The installer created one big partition occupying the whole hard drive. Now that the old partition is gone, can I still get my data back?”
Reinstalling Windows or experimenting with operating systems may lead to partitions loss. A partition is a region of the hard drive that is separated from other regions. By dividing the hard drive into segments, the operating system can manage them separately. This reduces the general data loss risk as the failure of one partition will not have negative effects on other partitions. For hard disk drives, partitions keep frequently used files and programs near each other and thus improve the overall computer efficiency.
Since a hard drive is divided into many separate partitions, a record is created by the operating system about the locations and sizes of each partition. This record is called partition table or partition map. A partition table is essential for the operating system to keep track of each partition. Requests to access certain files will firstly be directed to partition table for location information and then to the actual corresponding files.
There is data recovery software that can help recover data from deleted partition as long as the lost data is not rewritten or corrupted since then. So, stop adding anything else on the drive of this deleted partition and download data recovery software to another computer drive there. Install this software and run it well there to scan this deleted partition to see whether you can smoothly get all lost data back. Lost partition recovery module of H Data Recovery Software can analyze the whole hard disk and detect the deleted partition, and you can recover deleted partition and get back your important data. Please follow the guide provided below step by step.
How to recover lost data from missing partition with H Data Recovery?
Step 1. To recover data from unallocated space, install and launch H Data Recovery Software and select the Hard Drive Partition module.
Step 2. Select the hard drive which contains the unallocated space. Click Next to proceed with the scan. The scanning process may take a while as the software will locate and collect every file that is stored in the lost partition.
Step 3. When the scanning is complete, you can choose from the listed files and save them to your desired safe destination. You can use the filter and search bar to quickly pin down the files you want.