How to Retrieve Data from Unallocated Hard Drive?

“I use to have 500GB hard drive on my computer and it is having only two partition/volumes C and D of 250 GB each. In volume D I saved all my personal data like photos, music, videos etc and I thought of dividing this partition into two drives, so that I can save other data in second volume. I divided volume D into two drives by shrinking the volume D, but the newly created drive does not appear on “My Computer” window. When I check in “Disk Management” the new volume is created and it’s showing as unallocated space. Even I can’t see my data on the D volume which was partitioned. I had stored all my personal data in this volume itself and I don’t have any data backups!! Is there a way to recover my data from this volume, if it is then anyone please help me to come out of this issue???”

It is normal to computer users to shrink or expand the existing partitions on hard disk based on their requirements. Sometimes after completion of partitioning operation, due to some unknown reasons one partition on hard drive or the entire hard drive file system might get corrupted. As a result of this, hard drive partitions will be shown as RAW or unallocated drive and the entire data will be lost.

File system is responsible for the maintenance of all the files/folders present in hard drive partitions. A partition without file system is known as unallocated drive/unallocated partition and if you need to recover your data from this volume, then you need to format the unallocated drive first. After formatting the unallocated drive, you can retrieve data by using some reliable drive recovery software.

Why to use Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Tool?

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the eminent recovery software which is used by many of the computer users to recover files and other data from unallocated drives on Windows OS. This tool efficiently recovers files such as audio files, video files, images, raw pictures, archive files, Microsoft Office files and other documents from unallocated drives. It can also recover files from lost/missing partition, formatted/reformatted partition and reformatted drives. This software has the ability to find lost FAT/NTFS partitions after partitioning for multiple times or any other issues. This tool will recover the data from SATA, SCSI, IDE and any other popular hard drive/external hard drive interfaces.

Procedure for using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to your Windows OS system>
  • Run the software to begin the recovery process and follow the recovery procedure on screen
  • The software displays two options in the main screen.i.e., ”Partition Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Since you need to recover data from unallocated drive, select “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” option
  • The application will scan and display all the physical or logical drives present in your system
  • Choose the drive from where your files is to be retrieved and press ” Next”
  • Then you will get a display screen with different file types, you can make a selection of file types or simply click on “Skip” option to choose all types by default
  • After the scanning process is completed it will display all the recovered data from unallocated drive
  • View the data in two types of view. i.e., Data View Or File Type View
  • Select the files that you want to recover and save them to your desired destination location
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Tips to Remember:

  • Don’t use any third party tool for partitioning drives on your system
  • If you don’t exactly know how to shrink volume on computer, then get guidance from any technical person
  • Have a regular backup of all important files to avoid data loss due to sudden instance

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