Extended Partition Data Recovery

“Hi, I have an extended partition on my computer which had made it possible to have many logical drives as per my requirement. I could use each drive for storing files for different purposes and manage data easily. But for my shock, one of a logical drive is not showing up on my PC. I have many important files in the partition and want them back to access. Does anyone know what might have gone wrong that my computer is not displaying a logical drive of extended partition? Please help...”

On your computer, you can have four drives at max but by having extended partition, you can create more than four drives. Extended partition encloses logical drives and the number of drives that can be created depends on the memory space available on the system. You can create logical drives of different size and resize the drives in extended partition. While using and having benefits of extended partition features, you may come across a situation like above. The partition may go unrecognizable by the computer OS due to file system corruption or data on partition table where information of file system type is mentioned might have damaged. Apart from this, there are many other file loss scenarios which are as given ahead in the page.

Extended partition data loss scenarios:

  • Data might be lost when you may shrink the logical drive while resizing extended partition logical drives more
  • You may format logical drives intentionally or unintentionally and lose data from entire drive in that case
  • Deletion of important files along with unwanted ones from extended partition in a hurry will lead to loss of data
  • When you re-install operating system, files from extended partition will be deleted due to accidental formatting

After the above scenarios, files from extended partition will be lost which makes you restless. Be cool! Whatever may be the reason for loss, you can retrieve data from extended partition using the best data restoration software, Yodot Hard Drive Recovery.

Extended partition data recovery software:

Recovering data from extended partition is easy using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on your Windows computer. It is capable of retrieving data deleted or lost from the system drives in any situation. You can even restore data in case of severe loss conditions when hard drive fails to boot. This utility supports data recovery from drives with file systems like NTFS, NTFS5, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT and even ReFS on Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 OS computers/laptops. The tool supports data retrieval from hard drive with various interfaces like SCSI, IDE, ATA, PATA, etc. Download the trial version today to know more.

Steps to recover data from extended partition:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery from your computer and install it
  • Run the tool and select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” or “Partition Recovery” from main screen
  • Then select drive that represent extended partition and click on “Next”
  • Select file types which you want to restore and hit on “Next”
  • Software scans chosen drive for selected file types and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Click and select a file to view it using “Preview” option
  • Save recovered files on a location of drive other than scanned logical drive using “Save” option


  • Keep backing up your important files of extended partition on a regular basis
  • Scan whole computer when you get a hint of any malware or virus infection on any files of your system

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