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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:17 AM

 

Free partition recovery software.

Can anyone recommend some actual free NOT CRIPPLEWARE partion software?

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Reply Free partition recovery software. (Original post)
TheMadMonk Aug 2012 OP
grok Aug 2012 #1
eppur_se_muova Aug 2012 #2
eppur_se_muova Aug 2012 #3
gvstn Aug 2012 #4
denik Aug 2012 #6
gvstn Aug 2012 #7
cathy1122 Aug 2012 #5
Jackson.Odta Nov 2012 #8

Response to TheMadMonk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 09:55 AM

1. Have you tried Hiren's Boot CD?

 

It pretty much has most of the the good free/share disk rescue tools available. Been around for ages. Version 12 should be good enough for your purposes. Not sure if thenewest is free anymore but you can always find it in a torrent.

http://www.hiren.info/pages/bootcd

I don't use it myself(I use a live linix CD and dd/ddrescue) but it appears to be well recommended.

Only problem is deciding which of the many tools to use. Research is in order or perhaps somebody here knows.

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Response to grok (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:30 PM

2. found it here ... haven't used it myself.

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Response to TheMadMonk (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 01:34 PM

3. You might find this review page helpful

http://www.bootfromcd.com/compare-solutions/

disclaimer: mostly a Mac user, so I can't recommend/excoriate any of these ...

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Response to TheMadMonk (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:18 PM

4. What exactly is the situation?

MiniTools Partition Wizard will recover a deleted partition. Just install it and Click on Partition Recovery on the left. Try Full Disk and Quick scan. When it gives a list of partitions be sure to select ALL the partitions you want including existing ones not just the lost one. You can double click the partitions in the list and it will show the files on the partition before deciding to Apply the changes.
(It also allows you to burn a bootable CD which could be handy if you need to access a HDD in a different machine.)
http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/partition-recovery.html

If you need true data recovery. PowerDataRecovery also from Minitool is slow but good. It doesn't find lost partitions or restore them but goes through the whole disk and finds any files. You then have to copy the files to an external HD or flash drive or different internal HD.
It is no longer free but I could look for the older version on my computer that allowed unlimited copying.

Edit: I think PW is on Hiren's and of course TestDisk would also be on that CD which is another powerful tool but I bit more of a learning curve with that one.

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Response to gvstn (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 10:33 AM

6. Worked Great!

I suscribed just to thank you because Minitools Partition Wizard worked great for me and I wanted to share it. It recovered my lost partitions in seconds. After ran this tool, I still was not able to access to my partitions but I only needed to assign a drive letter for each of them from Windows Disk Manager and ready! Both working again! And best is that Home Edition is freeware. Thank you, guys!

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Response to denik (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 01:16 PM

7. Welcome to DU :)

I'm glad PW helped you.

It does often work well for accidentally deleted partitions.

I think a reboot after recovery would have let Windows automatically assign drive letters but thanks for pointing out that manually assigning drive letters might be necessary before the recovered partitions show up in Explorer.

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Mon Aug 6, 2012, 05:49 AM

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 05:36 AM

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