Recovery of Data from ReFS Partition

ReFS (Resilient File System) is the new file system introduced by Microsoft for Windows Server 2012. This file system provides efficient way to store and share large amount of data. ReFS file system is compatible with existing APIs and endow with maximum data availability by resisting minor failures like metadata corruption on Windows. Irrespective of advanced features offered, users are still not exempted from data loss that might happen at any instant on ReFS partition.

Apart from simple usage of ReFS partition, in some instants users go for critical tasks such as creating new ReFS partition, reducing or increasing size of ReFS partition, etc on Windows PC. In order to implement this kind of operations, users should go for intended steps or specified user guide; otherwise one will face unexpected issues as well as data loss from ReFS partition.

Few commonly occurred data loss situations while using ReFS partition are:

  • Malfunctioning of ReFS partition due to metadata corruption, read-write header corruption, etc. may results in inaccessibility of ReFS drive and loss of data stored in it
  • Impact of harmful viruses or suspicious malware attack on ReFS partition can cause loss or deletion of its files and folders
  • Unplanned deletion of ReFS partition or accidentally formatting / reformatting ReFS partition while performing some other tasks will results in loss of huge amount of data
  • Improper way of repartitioning the ReFS partition without taking proper backup can even be source for data loss

Have you ever lost or erased essential files and folders from your ReFS partition, which contains data such as documents, music, video, pictures etc. and looking for a way to perform ReFS partition recovery, then use most prominent application i.e Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to restore ReFS partition.

Data recovery software for clicking hard drive:

Hard drive recovery software restores lost or erased data from ReFS partition due to any of above discussed issues. It can recover files, database files, media files, email files (.pst), archive files, graphic files, images, pictures, video files, music files and other file types from ReFS partition on Windows system. The application has ability to get back formatted, deleted or corrupted ReFS partitions significantly. This program works with all Windows hard disk interfaces like SATA, IDE, SCSI and SAS. You can also rescue deleted or missing files/folders from other file systems including FAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and NTFS5. It works well with Windows 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, 7, 8 operating systems.

Simple steps to restore ReFS partition on Windows system:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software application on Windows desktop / laptop
  • Run the tool based on screen instructions
  • Use "Partition Recovery" or "Formatted/Reformatted Recovery" options depending on data loss scenarios you have come across
  • The program scans the entire system and displays all the logical partitions present in the system
  • Select the ReFS partition from which you want to restore data
  • Now the utility scans and shows list of files from selected ReFS partition
  • The retrieved files are displayed in two views i.e. “Data view” and “File type view” to have easy search
  • You can use either of the two views to mark required files and folders in order to restore back
  • Save the recovered files to your desired location, but not on the same ReFS partition from which you are recovering
  • The application also allows you to compress the files and save the rescued files onto any external drives such as CDs and DVDs

Necessary Tips:

  • Maintain backup of essential files and folders from ReFS drive
  • Do not store any new data on ReFS partition after data loss
  • Have complete knowledge about repartitioning / reformatting ReFS partition before accomplishing those operations

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