How to Recover Partitions on Vista


I am having an IBM notebook which came with vista home basic pre-installed. Using Vista disk management, I made partition on my HDD. After running for almost 6 months. my windows got some problem due to which I had to run recovery disk. After running recovery disk, although OS has been restored to original but my D: is missing. Its showing only c: to me now. I have checked in BIOS also. I am not sure whether it has merged the two drives if so. WHat about my data.

Can yopu please suggest what to do.


Rohit Takkar

There may be two kinds of situations that the D: was deleted to become unallocated space on your hard drive, or the D: was merged into your C: drive, but not along with the data, only space merged. As to the partition, it's not like single data or document, which is easy to be overwritten by new data or later operations. The partition can be found even lost quite a long time ago. Under this situation, with a partition recovery for Windows Vista, you can easily to get the missing partition back, together with all data stored on it.

How to perform a Windows Vista partition recovery?

The Vista partition recovery you need: Wondershare Data Recovery

Besides Vista, this partition recovery also can be used for Windows 7 and XP. You can download the free trial version below to scan for your lost partitions and check the data stored on them before you pay for it.

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If you are a Mac user, please go to Mac partition recovery.

Here let's perform the partition recovery in Windows Vista with detailed steps.

Step 1 Choose a file type

To recover partition data, you can select the specific file type or select the option "All File Types" to start.

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Step 2 Choose partition recovery

Next you are choosing the location where you lost your data to scan. To find a lost partition, there is not an exact place any more for your choice. Please tell the Vista partition recovery that "I can't find my partitions" to let it find your lost partitions first, then move forward.

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Step 3 select a physical drive for scan

Here select the drive that you are about to scan the lost partition from. It can be the hard drive of your computer or the external hard drive. Then hit "Next' to begin the scan.

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Step 4 Deep scan recovery

If quick scan can't find your lost data, you can go to deep scan which will deeply search your partition.

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Step 5 recover partition files

After the scanning, you can preview recovered files and click "Recover" button to save.

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NOTE: If you still remember the name of vital files, you can search the name in the filter bar to get it quickly from the file piles. Or you can use the "Filter" to set the creating date of the file to group them for better selection. Anyway, choose the way good for you and you prefer.

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