Recovering a lost partition

By Corwin613
Nov 16, 2014
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  1. My usb 3.0 WD Ebook has always acting up on me disappearing from my computer list but normally I can get it working again tho this time I haven't been able to. So I took it out of its case and put it in my docking slot on my case. I have tried several things but I cannot figure out how to get it to work right again. I don't want to just format it and lose all the data on it. Several programs have shown me it is a lost partition but they wanted me to pay to recover it.
    Does anyone know of a simple and free way to recover the partition on it?
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    TestDisk is freeware. It has a step by step recovery guide, but you should be able to just click ENTER for most screens. Then let it recover your partiton
  3. Corwin613

    Corwin613 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 93

    I tried that and it gives me this: Partition sector does't have the endmark 0xAA55
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    I don't really know but hope that's not a bad indication...

    But here's something else to try
    > Run Partition Wizard
    > Click on the MiniTool Partiion Wizard
    > From its menu bar, selectd Wizard->Partition Recovery Wizard

    and see what it can do

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