How to Restore Files from GPT Partition?

Most commonly used as well as traditional MBR (Master Boot Record) partitioning scheme is nowadays replaced by flexible and latest partitioning mechanism i.e GPT (GUID Partition Table) in Windows system. GPT partitions are contiguous and are controlled by system firmware. Each and every GPT partition contains unique identifier and 36-character Unicode name; thereby avoid collision of partitions identifiers as well as offers improvised data access to users.

One can also find secure MBR area in GPT partition table for backward compatibility with disk management utilities to run MBR. Inspite of advancement in partition scheme, even GPT partitions are not exempted from unforeseen data loss scenarios. Common reasons of loss or deletion of files from GPT partition are:

  • Unintentionally deleting files from GPT partition using Shift – Deleted keys will permanently remove those files
  • Power surge while transferring files from GPT partition to any other device may results in loss of files
  • Using “Format” option on GPT partition can erase complete data stored in that partition
  • Virus / malware attack on GPT partition table may corrupt its hard dirve and make its files inaccessible
  • Improper system termination due to frequent power failure while working on GPT partition might tends to loss of files
  • In some unfortunate situations while changing GPT partition to MBR, improper process followed by users may leads to loss of files stored in GPT partition

Including these reasons, hardware failure due to formation of bad sectors, operating system corruption, improper reformatting of GPT partition, etc can cause loss of files from GPT partition. However, if you had encountered any of the above listed situation and lost or erased files from GPT partition, then no need to worry!! The lost / deleted files data can be restored back from GPT partition using any prominent file recovery software.

GPT partition file recovery software:

One can use finest file retrieval software such as Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to retrieve files from GPT partition. The application is designed with powerful search algorithm that easily finds and recovers deleted or lost files from GPT partition on Windows computer in a very easy and efficient way. The program regains all forms of files such as documents, compressed files, media files, games, program files and many more from hard drive partitioned with GPT mechanism. Moreover, this utility not only restores files from hard drive, but also recovers files portable hard disk, memory cards, USB drives, SSD drives and many more. The application can even retrieve data from damaged NTFS partition as well as from FAT, FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, and NTFS5 partitions. The application works will with all latest Windows operating systems such as Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2008 and 2003.

Simple procedure to get back files from GPT partition:

Note: If hard drive partitioned with GPT scheme got corrupted completely, then connect it to healthy Windows system to perform data recovery.

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery application to host Windows computer
  • Open the application and stick to the on-screen instructions
  • Select “Partition Recovery” option or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to extract files from GPT partition based data loss scenario
  • The program scans and shows all the internal and external hard disk drive
  • Select the drive which signifies GPT partitioned hard drive and click “Next”. Further, choose the required partition to perform recovery
  • The tool scans again and displays all the erased / missing files from the selected drive partitions
  • Mark the files and folders which you want to restore back using 'Data View' or 'File Type View' tabs
  • Finally, browse for the destination location to save your retrieved files, but not to the same GPT partition from where you have rescued files

Important Tips:

  • Take care while proceeding any action with GPT partition table
  • Install your system with genuine anti-virus software to detect and remove viruses

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