Restore deleted and damaged hard drive partitions

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  • Author Alex R Schneider
  • Published December 12, 2019
  • Word count 513

Almost every computer user has experience data loss on at least one occasion due to accidentally deleting files, formatting a hard drive, or removing a hard drive partition. Although most computers only have one physical hard drive, they're usually logically divided into two or more partitions, which each act as separate hard drives. Windows, for example, typically creates at least two partitions, with one being used for system files. This may be hidden from the operating system, since there's no drive letter assigned to it. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) often include at least one further partition for recovering files and programs which shipped with the computer. Sometimes, it's safe to delete these, but there's always a risk of accidentally deleting the wrong partition.

Windows always warns you before deleting a partition, stating that all data stored on it will be deleted. Fortunately, that's not really the case. When you delete a partition, it disappears immediately, and you can use the disk space it previously occupied to create a new partition or extend an existing one. If Windows were really going to delete all data byte-by-byte, it would take much longer. What really happens is that the previously occupied space is made available to the rest of the operating system, which means it may eventually be overwritten when you install new programs or create or copy over new files on it. Until that happens, you have a window of opportunity for using data recovery software to get back what you lost. Sometimes, it's even possible to recover partitions and files which were lost ages ago.

Active@ Partition Recovery is a freeware toolkit which was designed to help you exploit that window of opportunity. It allows you to recover deleted or damaged logical drive partitions under Windows, WinPE, Linux, and DOS operating environments. To minimize the risk of any further damage or the chances of overwriting deleted data, thus permanently destroying it, the software runs in its own self-contained boot environment. That means you can use it with your primary hard disk, even if there isn't an operating system installed on your computer. It also recovers data from external hard drives and USB flash disks and memory cards. Furthermore, you can use the software to recover from a wide range of file systems natively supported by Windows and Linux. The latest edition sports a new and improved recovery kernel with lots of tweaks and performance upgrades.

Version 19, released in October 2019, has also been redesigned to offer a more modern and user-friendly experience with an overhauled registration and welcome screen. Recovery routines have also been improved for volumes with 4KB sector sizes. The Last Chance recovery methods, which you can use to search for and recover deleted files of specific formats, has seen some upgrades too, with added support for Canon Raw Image (CR3) files and Finale Notation Files (MUSX) file signatures. Now you can easily recover data from your computer or external devices lost due to accidental deletion, damage by malware or power failure, and more. Download Active@ Partition Recovery today at the official website.

Alex R Schneider is a technical expert who regularly uses computer forensics software to recover lost files.

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Tal Elad
Tal Elad · 7 months ago
Great post! you really saved me, thank you!

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