How to Recover Windows 8 Partition?

Microsoft Windows 8 is the ultimate Windows operating system that gained much popularity soon after its release. This OS version by Microsoft was added with improved performance, improved security enhancements and advanced touch screen user interface. Additionally, new and updated features like cloud computing, Windows Store, support for USB 3.0, built-in antivirus software, improved task manager and Disk manager, File Explorer (replacement for Windows Explorer) and many more had a great impact on this OS version to compete with mobile operating systems like Android and iOS.

However, creating, managing, deleting and merging partitions on Windows 8 are made easy with advanced disk management features. To find disk management: simultaneously press Windows logo key and R -> Type ‘diskmgmt.msc’ and click OK -> disk management utility will get opened. With Windows 8, it is very simple to resize any partition with the help of Shrink Volume and Extend Volume options. But, while performing these actions, many users undergo situations wherein partitions will be deleted/lost from Windows 8 due to minor mistakes.

Given below are few scenarios of partition loss from Windows 8 computer:

  • While shrinking / extending any partition on Windows 8, if the drive doesn’t have enough free space then that partition may go missing or becomes inaccessible (grays out)
  • In the process of renaming partition letter, if any partition is given with a drive letter that is already in use, then chances of partition getting corrupt is more
  • Unintentionally selecting wrong partition instead of required partition while performing deletion / format process
  • Use of third party utilities for advanced partitioning options on Windows 8 may cause deletion or missing of any partition without user notice
  • Hard drive formatting, defragmentation process, reformatting any partition, malicious virus infection, reinstallation of OS, using multiple operating systems on the same hard drive, etc. can lead to loss / deletion of partitions on Windows 8

When a partition is grayed out / lost / erased accidentally, user may think that files saved in that partition could not be rescued. But, with the use of excellent Windows hard drive recovery tool like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery, it is possible to bring back missing and deleted partitions on Windows 8 computer with no trouble.

Partition Recovery Software for Windows 8:

By employing Yodot Hard DRive Recovery tool, user can easily strive back deleted/lost partitions on Windows 8 computers. This software has powerful scanning techniques that will completely inspect the drive to regain partitions that are deleted, missing or grayed out. This hard drive partition recovery software is capable of extracting various file types of data from SATA, ATA, PATA, IDE and other hard drives interfaces. The tool is likely helpful in recovery of GPT partition, active partition, formatted partition and RAW partition as well.

Additionally this application supports data retrieval from other external storage devices like portable hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, iPods, etc. Yodot has built-in algorithms using which it scans each and every sector of the storage drive to extract all possible contents. Thus it serves as a hopeful remedy for damaged or corrupted hard disk data recovery on major Windows platforms like Windows 10, 8.x, 7, XP, Vista, Server 2008 and 2003.

Procedural steps to extract partitions on Windows 8 system:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to a healthy Windows system and install it
  • Connect your Windows 8 hard drive to this system where software is installed
  • Run the utility through the given instructions
  • In the main screen, select “Partition Recovery” option from the given two options
  • Next screen shows all logical and physical drives present on the system
  • Select the drive that represents externally connected Windows 8 hard disk and click ‘Next’
  • Next, choose the partitions that has to be recovered and select the file types that you wish to recover from them
  • You can also add new file type that is not listed by the software
  • Now, software starts to scan the drive displaying the status in progress bar
  • After scanning process completes, a list of recoverable files will be displayed in same folder structure
  • Make use of Data view or File type view to know complete details about recovered files
  • Save all your required files to a specified destination location on host system drive

Valuable Information:

  • Make use of trust worthy partitioning tools to perform any activities with Windows 8 partitions
  • While deleting and formatting any partition on Windows 8 check for confirmation of right partition
  • Do not try to create / resize partitions when there is not enough free disk space
  • Maintain proper antivirus program to avoid entry of malicious virus to the hard drive

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