How can I Recover lost or deleted Windows Partitions?

 

Accidental deletion of hard drive partition is not very common, but Windows users at times come across this. If you are also one of those, then you need not panic as Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro is the solution for you. The partition recovery tool allows you to search for all lost or deleted volumes and lets you recover the data on these volumes.

For example, in the figure below you can see there are total of 3 volumes listed C, D and E  (Under 'Device and Drivers'). However, there is one partition has been previously deleted.



Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro can scan the complete hard drive for list of deleted hard drive volume and you may find it under the lost volume scanned results (you'll need to run 'Click Here to Search Lost Volume' option to search for the list of volumes).




Recover lost or deleted hard drive volumes:


Step #1. Run 'Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery' software. Click 'Drive Recovery' under 'Data Recovery' tab.



Step #2. Click the 'Click Here to Search Lost Volumes' drop-down link below the 'Drive Recovery' module. 'Select Hard Drive to Search Lost Volumes' section is displayed.



Step #3. In this section (i.e. 'Select Hard Drive to Search Lost Volumes'), all the hard drives in your system are listed. These drives are listed with their detailed description. Select the drive that you want to scan for deleted or lost volumes.



Step #4. There are two options available for scanning your hard drive on the flying pane. You can select either of the two. The brief description of these scan types are:

Quick Scan: If you want to perform fast scanning of your selected hard drive, then select this option.

Deep Scan: This is more effective scanning procedure than quick scan; however, it consumes more time.

Step #5. After selecting the scanning type, click 'Search Lost Volume' button on the flying pane. The software starts the scanning for all lost or deleted volumes on this selected hard drive. However, you can minimize the window of the application through the minimize button.

Step #6. All the found volumes will be listed under 'Select Volume to Recover Data' section. Next, you can click any 'found lost volume' for recovering data from this volume.

You can download Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery Pro and install it on any latest version of Windows OS to perform recovery of your deleted or lost hard drive volumes.

 
 

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Category: Windows Data Recovery - Pro

Last updated on July 28, 2015 with 3925 views

8 User Comments

Debnath
November 26, 2013 05:44 am

I can not found any hard drive name in Select Hard drive search lost volume option.

Abhay Mishra
November 28, 2013 02:47 am

Hello Debnath,

Welcome to Stellar Support.

It would be great if you could answer to few questions as it’ll help us in providing better and accurate solution.

Are you able to see hard drive in file explorer Window as you normally do?
Try replacing connective media or use different USB ports and then restart the software again. If all goes well, the hard drive will be listed in the targeted data recovery option.

If you’re facing problem particularly with this option, try using different hard drive and see if this time you might able to see it. If yes, your hard drive is probably gone damaged and needs to be repaired.

Good luck in advance!!

AL
August 1, 2014 09:18 am

Is it necessary to have it scan an entire hard drive before recovery? I had an issue with my Drobo Pro where one of the volumes are corrupt and I can't access it now. It was set up as a 16TB volume. From my rough calculations it would take over a week straight just to complete a scan. I was able to run a test quick scan with data recovery and I cancelled it after about 30 minutes of scanning. It showed the entire folder tree and data that was available.

Thanks!
AL

Amit Pandey
August 4, 2014 03:38 am

Hello AL,

You can separately run scan for any individual volume by going to Drive Recovery > select any of the listed partitions. Quick scan is relatively faster than any other recovery methods but useful if you don't have time to thoroughly scans the problem media or volume.

For better results, I'd recommend to select your desired volume and let the software scans it. Make sure that you've enough power supply/backup plan for uninterrupted scanning of a day or two.

Post back if you need any more assistance!!

Cees
July 9, 2015 07:47 am

Hello.
I am currently running a "RAW" scan on a 1TB external hard drive. It is already running for 24 hours and has only scanned some 60 million clusters of the 1.9 Billion clusters on the drive. At this rate the scan only will take more than a month! Is this to be expected? Can I interrupt the process without doing more damage?
Please help.

Amit Pandey
July 10, 2015 03:04 am

Hi Cees,

That's reasonable time as the drive stage is unknown (weather the file system is corrupt or going through severe hardware damages). I'd rather suggest you to take an image of the complete hard drive which will considerably take less amount of time (just a few hours). You can make use of the 'Create image' option under 'Advanced options' tab to create image which you can use later to perform recovery.

Feel free to revert with the results and I'd be happy to assist you further.

Good luck!!

Romal Batham
August 13, 2015 03:54 am

hi Stellar Team,

Thanks for creating such an awesome data recovery software... I used advance recovery option and got all my files listed of 1 TB. But there was only one twist in it....I just am able to preview 10% of files through preview images option. rest 90% of images are coming in some what ASCII format of 0's and 1's. just feeling dicey if it would be recovred the same then there is no point in it.

Please revert if you have come across any strange feedback of 0's and 1's.

Thanks,
Romal

Amit Pandey
August 17, 2015 05:59 am

Hi Romal,

Glad to hear that you can see your files in the preview pane.
Software can’t show preview of files that were pretty large in size or software can’t recognize the proper file format to sync it with library files and show the preview of files. So there is nothing wrong if you can’t see the preview.Try saving your files to any desired location after registering the software (which costs you around $99) and see if you can normally access them. Don't worry if you aren't satisfied with the results as we've 30 days money back guarantee.

Give it a go and share your response. Would be happy to assist you further.

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