How to Extract Corrupt Partition Data from Windows 7?

“I had numerous office files saved under a partition on my Windows 7 PC. I thought of resizing this partition on the system drive and used a partitioning tool to accomplish this task. But, during this process, the system suddenly froze due to some logical errors. Then I restarted the system, checked if any files are missing due to sudden system freezing and I noticed that partition in which all my Office files were stored was inaccessible now. When I clicked to open this partition, error message stated that it is either corrupted / damaged. Can anyone please suggest me how to recover corrupted partition on Windows 7 computer?”

Most of the computer users encounter corrupted partitions every now and then. Reasons for corrupted partition may be different; but user can just make out data from partition that cannot be accessed in any way. Before knowing about proper remedy for corrupt Windows 7 partitions, let’s have a look at few known reasons that lead to corruption of partition on Windows 7 system:

  • Partition Table corruption: Partition Table holds details about all partitions on hard drive and if any damage to the information in this Partition Table can sometimes corrupt partitions on Windows 7 hard disk
  • Partition File system corruption: NTFS is the default file system on Windows 7 partitions. If this file system gets damaged due to logical error or virus infection, then partition becomes inaccessible and stops responding
  • Boot sector corruption: Boot sector holds partitions table and MBR, which are necessary to boot system; Partitions on Windows 7 can get damaged due to boot sector corruption and result in severe data loss
  • Using third party tools: Making use of unauthenticated tools for partitioning / repartitioning Windows hard disk; formatting and reformatting errors; use of unsecured defragmentation tool on system drive; OS reinstallation, etc. can all lead to corruption of Windows 7 partition

It is very annoying when any partition on Windows 7 computer gets corrupt / damaged and you won’t be able to use data saved in it. But, one need not worry about inaccessible partition as it is possible to recover data from corrupted partition on Windows 7 with the help of best partition recovery tool. One such tool is Yodot Hard Drive Recovery.

About corrupted partition recovery tool:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool supports retrieval of data from damaged / corrupted partitions with the help of its high-tech powerful scanning strategies. The software is built to work on various Windows OS computers and laptops to extract lost / missing data from hard drives, external hard disks, memory cards, USB drives, and many other storage devices. This partition recovery tool can be used to restore data from encrypted, deleted, lost, formatted or damaged partitions on Windows 7 as well as from Windows 8, Windows Vista, XP, 2003 and Server 2008 systems.

Steps for retrieval of corrupt partition data from Windows 7 system:

  • Remove your Windows 7 system drive from which corrupt partition has to be recovered and connect it to a healthy Windows PC
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery and install it on that Windows system
  • Follow the provided instructions and run the utility
  • Next window provides two options i.e. “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Click for “Partition Recovery” option and proceed next
  • Further, select the drive that represents your Windows 7 hard drive that is externally connected on host computer
  • Next, select required file types that you wish to recover or by default all file types will be selected
  • By clicking on next, the tool scans the drive and provides a list of recovered files from corrupted partition
  • Then select required files, target destination location on host Windows system and save those files

Precautions to be aware of:

  • After performing partition recovery on any drive, do not save recovered data to same drive
  • Before using third party utilities for partitioning / resizing the partitions, make sure it is virus free
  • Maintain regular backup of required information in multiple storage devices

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