Bring Back Data from Cleaned Partition

“I have created a partition on my Windows computer and saved all important files in it. I was able to access my files from it without any hassle. However, from last week it was taking long time to open and upon opening, it used to hang. When I searched over internet, I got solution that I should clean the partition using built in method facilitated by Windows OS. As per the instructions suggested in a website, I have cleaned partition using ‘Diskpart’. But the drive is missing now after carrying out cleaning task using Diskpart. Is there any way that help me to get back data from cleaned partition?”

At the time of carrying out drive clean process, users may lose the partition containing important files. Generally users opt Diskpart in order to clean hard drive partition. Diskpart is a command line interpreter designed to manage partitions created on your Windows computer. Before the introduction of Disk management utility, users were able to manage the partition using Diskpart utility. Using Diskpart utility, one can carry out tasks such as create, resize, clean, extend, convert, add, remove partitions, etc.. However, users should be very careful while using this feature as the partition will be cleared from Windows Explorer when you use “Clean” command. But you need not get disappointed as you can go through below given procedure to regain your files back.

  • Type ‘diskmgmt.msc’ to see the active as well the partition that you lost
  • Note down the partition size and open command prompt
  • Now type ‘list disk’ to see the partition active and type ‘select disk’ along with the letter of the drive which you have lost
  • Type, ‘assign letter =D’ (D is the example )
  • Type ‘Exit’ to leave Diskpart

Now open Windows Explorer and surprising the lost partition will be visible along with number of files stored in it. In most of the cases, the above method works and you could see your files. However, if you cannot see the partition that you have cleaned, then you can retrieve it back by using relevant partition recovery software.

Cleaned partition recovery software:

Using Yodot Hare Drive Recovery software, you can completely get back cleaned partition along with the data resided in it. Once you scan the drive it will show available partition along with its physical status, file system and total number of memory space. It will display restorable files in Windows explorer style and users will clearly understand steps without any difficulties. It can recover data from unbootable dead computer and also from crashed, failed, corrupted, formatted and inaccessible computer hard drive. As this software works on read only mode, it will not alter any content which you want to retrieve or already present in your system. Along with recovering files, folders, photos, videos and music; this software will assist you to regain even applications from Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows server 2003 and 2008 OS based desktop or notebook hard drives.

Steps to restore data from cleaned partition:

  • First of all download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Soon after installation, run it to begin the recovery of files from cleaned partition
  • Main screen shows two options which are “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select first option and then select logical drive from where you need to recover files
  • Mark on the check box provided beside the drive and allow it to scan by clicking on “Next”
  • Next screen displays the list of recoverable files; select files which you want to restore or add them using “Add file type” option
  • View media files using two view types and preview them for confirmation
  • Finally save retrieved files from cleaned partition to safe storage media

Beneficial info:

  • Always perform “Backup” operation before cleaning the partition using Diskpart
  • Utilize Diskpart utility only if you have full knowledge about it

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