How to Recover Healthy Partition?

“I have come across an issue called healthy recovery partition, which is not accessible. After successfully reinstalling Windows OS on my laptop, Disk Management utility reported an error saying, ‘Healthy (unknown) Partition – NTFS. The space was free and I thought to format this partition and merge to C or D drive. So I just erased this partition as suggested in some blog and incurred huge data loss. Now, is there any way to recover healthy partition data from Windows laptop? Please help.”

Disk Utility may sometimes report an empty partition saying like Healthy (Recovery Partition) or Healthy (unknown) Partition after reinstalling Windows OS on the system. This partition probably contain recovery environment WinRE.wim usually seen after Windows upgrade on UEFI systems. Disk management says that this partition is 100% free. So, users may try to utilize this free space for other partitions, but end up losing data or corrupting hard drive partitions by deleting this healthy partition.

Users may even mess up things with healthy partition and suffer incredible data loss. Trying to format and merge the free space of healthy partition to existing partition may sometimes corrupt respective partition. Or it might corrupt MBR sector or other critical sectors in hard drive causing hard drive crash or inaccessibility. Thereby, huge data from hard drive and its partitions become out of reach. But, don’t panic, you can get back files from backup. If not, then there are many online programs to retrieve data from hard drive partitions.

Software to recover healthy partition:

When data is lost from Windows computer while dealing with healthy partition, then immediately make use of relevant third party tool like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to get back all precious data. This tool is built with extraordinary modules that has caliber to retrieve data from hard disk drives partitions with FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems. This utility can get back partition data from GUID and GPT on Windows system hard drive. Using this program, data can be rescued even from external hard disk, USB flash drive, SSD, FireWire drive, etc. with utmost ease. It can be easily employed on Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003 OS based computers and laptops to securely retrieve data.

Follow these steps for recovering healthy partition:

  • If data loss is critical, connect the hard drive to a healthy Windows computer using proper USB cable
  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery application and install it on that computer
  • Launch the tool according to given instructions
  • In main screen, click on ‘Partition Recovery’ option and then choose the drive from which data has to be recovered
  • Later, choose the file types to restore or simply click on ‘Mark All’ option
  • Otherwise, skip this step as the software selects all file types by default and proceed with scanning process
  • Process of scanning can be viewed through Status Bar; later, rescued data will get listed in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’
  • Preview selected files in same folder hierarchy and then save all necessary data in desired location apart from same victim hard drive

Notable Tips:

  • Regularly backup hard drive data from your computer to avoid unexpected data loss
  • Go through the instructions given on screen or consult persons with technical knowledge about reinstalling or installing Windows OS

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