Data Recovery from Primary Partition

Primary partition is nothing but Windows main partition i.e. C drive. It has large memory space and one can manage huge amount of data in it. Windows operating system allows its users to create partitions using primary partition so that they can separate data according to the need. Primary partition is active partition in your Windows computer and operating system boots from this partition. If something happens to primary partition, then entire data stored upon it will become inaccessible.

For example let us consider a situation: You have inserted a CD and watched a movie on your Windows computer. After watching, you forgot to remove CD from the disk. Next day when you switched on your computer, it failed to boot. You tried several ways to make it bootable but it did not work. You might wonder why it is not responding even though it was working properly on previous day. However, if CD is kept inserted in your computer for long time, then there may be the possibly of affecting Master Boot Sector with boot sector viruses. It mainly affects booting of primary partition and you will lose access to entire data saved in your computer.

Assumed causes for losing files from primary partition are as below:

  • OS Installation: Installing OS on your computer is a vital part and you should commence it carefully. While installing operating system, you will be presented with a window where you are asked to format the drive in order to install OS files. If you mistakenly choose primary partition, then you will lose entire data from it
  • Virus/Malwares: In case any of the installed software on your Windows computer is not downloaded from authorized site, then virus or malwares may affect primary partition and you may get Blue Screen Of Death errors while starting system
  • Deleting Huge Data: Sometimes you may accidentally delete huge amount of data from primary partition at the time of moving it to another drive

Primary partition recovery software:

Since primary partition holds large amount of files, few users do not keep backup of it as it takes more time to move such a large amount of files to desired location. One might feel bad for not backing up precious data after losing data due to any of the above situations. However, with the usage of ultimate software like Yodot Hard Drive Recovery, you can bring back complete data from primary partition in which you stored huge amount of data. In addition to recovering data from Primary partition, it will allow you to retrieve data from secondary hard drive which is connected to your computer. It will display files according to name, created date and size which will help you to easily identify deleted or lost files from Primary partition. One can make use of this software to crucial files from Primary partition on hard drives manufactured by Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Transcend, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, etc. In addition, this tool can extract files from partitions or storage drives formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ReFS file systems; it also supports exFAT file system for external storage devices.

Procedure to get back data from primary partition:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it to your Windows computer
  • As soon as the application gets installed, execute software by double clicking on the icon
  • Main screen shows two options which are “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Choose anyone option according to the requirement
  • Upon clicking on “Next” option, software starts scanning and display recoverable files
  • Choose file types that needs to be restored from the list shown; otherwise click on “Skip” option
  • Check files using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview recovered files if any and finally specify a location in order to save them on your computer or on any external storage drive


  • Even though taking backup of large amount of data from Primary partition takes time; do not ignore to keep another copy of backup as you can restore it at the time of data loss
  • Remove CD from your computer as soon as you complete any work related to it

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