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A partition just disappeared

By reseacherpt
Jun 18, 2016
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  1. Hi, I tried to help a friend recovering an external disk that was unrecognizable and used partition magic 8 (which I didn't use for a long time but has helped me in the past). First thing partition magic said was that I needed to fix the disk (which I thought it was the external) a I said yes. After that one of my partitions disappeared from my computer. Using EaseUS I can see the partition but it has an * instead of the drive letter. When I do "check partition" I see all the files inside but I cannot access them. I tried disk management but it sais it is not up-to-date and doesn let me do anything (like changing the drive letter). Then I tried diskpart but it doesn recognize that partition. I didnt want to loose all the information on that drive by formatting it, assuming that was a solution.
    I have windows 7 ultimate and that partition is from the disk that has my operating system.
    Can someone help me?
    Thanks
     
  2. JamesandBennie

    JamesandBennie TS Booster Posts: 162   +14

    For this matter , I think you use software to recover your missed partition. use Recuva ,or EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Also you can check this page http://www.partition-tool.com/support.htm to contact them . there are emails , FAQ ,and articles for help . :)
     
  3. reseacherpt

    reseacherpt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I have used both of those programs and I dont see any option to recover partition. I have tried change leter drive, check partition and explore partition. Can you be more especific?
    Thanks again.
     
  4. JamesandBennie

    JamesandBennie TS Booster Posts: 162   +14

    Hi reseacherpt
    check this screenshot. you can get to recover partition . try that to fix .
    upload_2016-6-22_16-6-2.png
     

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  5. reseacherpt

    reseacherpt TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi, I tried it but it needs unallocated partition and apparently my damaged partition is not unallocated.
    Thanks again.
     

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