1.    08 Sep 2017 #1

    partition showing unallocated need to restore partitions


    i was changing a hdd from mbr to gpt and the pc crashed now i have a hdd

    showing unallocated need to restore partitions.

    Tried minipartitiontools and it found the 4 partitions easily but wont restore unless i buy for $60, is there a cheaper or free way to fix this

    thanks
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  2.    08 Sep 2017 #2
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    Do you need to restore the partitions but also the data that was on them? There's a number of free partitioning tools 'out there' [I like GPARTED] but getting the data back is a different thing. And there's always the Windows Disk Management for working with partitions [but not the data on them].
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  3.    08 Sep 2017 #3

    I assumed if the partitions were restored that would include the data...
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  4.    08 Sep 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by reddwarf4ever View Post
    I assumed if the partitions were restored that would include the data...
    That's generally true, but the data MAY still be recoverable even if the partitions are not.

    Data recovery and partition recovery are 2 different processes and can require different tools. Data recovery by an end user is complex and beyond my skill level, but I can tell you that applications like GetDataBack, test disk, and photorec are commonly recommended tools. Or you can throw yourself on the mercy of a professional data recovery outfit, where you may pay $1000 plus.
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  5.    08 Sep 2017 #5

    Thanks will give these a try
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  6.    08 Sep 2017 #6
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    Recuva is available on Kyhi's recovery tools:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    I know it recovers files, not sure about partitions.

    NOTE: The more you WRITE to that HDD, the more data will be destroyed.

    You can try EASUS:
    Free Partition Recovery Software - EaseUS Partition Recovery.

    and I've used Active@ in the past with great results:
    Active@ Partition Recovery restores deleted damaged volumes &amp disks. Freeware Data Recovery Software Toolkit
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  7.    08 Sep 2017 #7

    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Recuva is available on Kyhi's recovery tools:
    Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums

    I know it recovers files, not sure about partitions.

    NOTE: The more you WRITE to that HDD, the more data will be destroyed.

    You can try EASUS:
    Free Partition Recovery Software - EaseUS Partition Recovery.

    >>>>> this failed to find all the partitions

    and I've used Active@ in the past with great results:

    >>>>>> agreed good program, but had to buy to restore the partitions
    Active@ Partition Recovery restores deleted damaged volumes &amp disks. Freeware Data Recovery Software Toolkit
    In the end I bit the bullet and bought aomei partition assistant pro....it found the partitions in seconds, restored them a few seconds later.....brilliant, then converted my othe rMBR Hdd's from MBR to GPT in about 1 minute total....really impressed...

    thanks for the advice
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