Deleted Partition Data Recovery on Windows 7

Hard disk drive is the most vital component of personal computers. People use computers to save all their data, which may be either business related or private. Hard disk drive is very important, because it contains both system and application files using which are necessary for loading and working of computer.

All hard disk drives are logically divided into smaller units called as partitions. Partitions are required in order to separate user data and application data like operating system. Creating partitions are very useful to run multiple operating systems on a single computer. For example, you might reserve one partition for Windows Vista and another for Windows 7. Windows 7 provides an inbuilt software called “Disk Management Tool” to perform partitioning of hard disk. This tool can be used to create, delete, merge and extract partition. Follow the below procedure to create or delete partition from your Windows 7 hard disk using “Disk Management” tool.

  • Right click on “My Computer” --->and then choose “Manage”
  • Click on Disk Management from the left panel, all existing partitions will be displayed
  • To create a new partition, select a partition right-click on it, and select “Shrink Volume”
  • Type in your desired memory space you want to shrink. The number you choose depends on the capacity of the hard disk
  • Similarly to delete a partition, select a partition right click on it and choose “Delete Volume”

This is one of the effective ways to create, delete and manage hard disk partitions on Windows 7 system. But many users accidentally delete their hard disk partition while using this tool and lose complete access to data present in it. If you are one such unlucky user who has unintentionally deleted your Windows 7 partition, then no need to get tensed, because you can get back data from deleted partition. Other than “Disk Management Tool”, there are many other reasons which results in Windows 7 partition deletion. Some of the main causes are listed below:

  • The actual partition of Windows 7 can be deleted during operating system installation or reinstallation process
  • Using third party tools for creating a new partition may also result in partition deletion
  • Partitions are also deleted if any corruption happens to MFT or FAT table
  • Actually when you delete a partition on Windows 7, the operating system no longer recognizes the file system of that partition, whereas the data is still intact on the hard disk. By utilizing advanced partition recovery software like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software, it is possible to retrieve data from deleted partition on Windows 7 PC.

How to recover data from deleted partition on Windows 7?

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery (Windows) is a highly reputed recovery application, using which you can retrieve data from deleted partition on Windows 7. The application works by scanning your hard disk and searching for your deleted partition from Windows 7 hard disk. Apart from deleted partition, the software also recovers data from missing, lost, corrupted, formatted, reformatted and inaccessible hard disk partitions on Windows 7 as well as other Windows operating system including Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and 2008.

Procedure to get back data from deleted partition on Windows 7:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to your Windows 7 computer
  • Open the application and follow the instructions
  • Choose “Partition Recovery” option from the main screen
  • The next window displays all physical hard drives present on your computer
  • Choose the physical drive and click on “Next”
  • The tool starts scanning the physical drive and displays all the logical drives from it, even the deleted ones
  • Select your deleted partition from which recovery is to be performed
  • The software scans again and displays all the recoverable data from it
  • The retrievable files are displayed in two view types, “Data Type” and “File Type”
  • Toggle between the two view types and choose the files which you want to recover back
  • At last, save the retrieved files to your desired destination location such as internal hard disk drive, external hard disk drives, CDs or DVDs

Things to Remember

  • When you face loss of data due to partition deletion do not write any new data on the hard drive
  • Take backup of required partition data before performing any action pertaining to partitions
  • After formatting or reformatting hard drive after accidental deletion or loss of partitions

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