Partition recovery from unallocated space with EaseUS Partition Master
Why is partition recovery from unallocated space necessary?
Partition recovery from unallocated space might be needed when partition is deleted or lost by accident. Delete a partition by accident might be easy to understand while how partitions can be lost automatically? Changes in your operating system, virus or spyware infections or a newly installed drive can often lead to unallocated disk space on your hard drive.
"Hi, my main problem is that the partition with data is now shown as unallocated. I have a 500 Seagate HDD that was mainly used as external HDD. It has 3 partitions A, B, C where A has all my data while the other two were empty. After installation of Windows 7, A and B become one unallocated space. How do I recover unallocated partition?"
Also, another user shows the desire of free partition recovery from unallocated space, after the description of his situation, he wrote: "PS - I understand there is partition recovery software you can buy that may be able to recover unallocated partition, but I'm looking for a charge-free one." How do we recover unallocated partition for free?
We will share a free utility to do partition recovery from unallocated space here - EaseUS Partition Master.
1. Check if you need to recover unallocated partition
To make sure if the partition is lost and you need to do partition recovery from unallocated space, you can check with the following steps:
1. Click on the "Start Menu" and click on "Control Panel". Select the "Administrative Tools" icon, and then select "Computer Management".
2. Click the Disk Management heading in the left frame of the next window. This will list the installed drives on your computer.
If the partition doesn't appear there, it is lost and you can initiate the above partition recovery from unallocated space process.
2. Partition recovery from unallocated space
EaseUS Partition Master Professional Edition fully supports 32-bit and 64-bit Windows business users (Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP).
EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition works perfectly with Windows Server 2016/2008/2003 etc both 32-bit and 64-bit users.
Download it for free, install it on your PC, activate it for partition recovery now:
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master on PC
Click on "Partition Recovery" at the top of the main window.
Step 2. Select a hard disk to search for the lost partition(s)
Choose the hard drive disk or SSD where you lost partitions, and click "Scan".
Step 3. Wait for the scanning process to complete.
This program will scan the whole disk with two modes - "Quick Scan" and "Deep Scan" to find all lost partitions and data for you.
- Quick Scan will find your latest or recently deleted partition at a fast speed.
- Deep Scan will scan and find more and earlier deleted partitions.
- If the Quick Scan doesn't find your lost partition, wait patiently till the Deep Scan completes.
During or after the scan, you can double-click the partition marked as "Deleted" to check and view the partition content. If it contains your lost partition data, go to Step 4 and continue.
Step 4. Select and recover lost partitions
1. Select the lost partition, marked as "Deleted" with previous Labels, capacity etc, and click "Proceed" to continue.
2. Click "Recover Now" to confirm and restore the lost partition.
3. Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to restore lost partition.
If the Partition Recovery of EaseUS Partition Master fails to recover your lost/deleted partition, how to fix unallocated hard drive without losing data? Don’t miss out on EaseUS Data Recovery - another powerful drive/partition saver.
Step 1. Select partition to scan lost data.
On EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select a partition like C: drive, D drive or E drive where you lose your data and click "Scan" to start.
Step 2. Find and preview lost partition data from the scanning result.
After the scan, select and preview found partition data in "Lost Partition". The Filter or Search bar may also help you access the lost files.
Step 3. Select and recover lost partition data.
Select all lost partition files and click "Recover" to get everything back. Before making your partition safe to save data again, save all recoverable files to another secure device.
Fixing unallocated external hard drive in Windows 10 can be easy with the two software in the previous part. Also, you can try to fix unallocated space on hard drive by using CMD. Follow the step-by-step guide:
Step 1. Press Windows + R, input CMD, and press Enter.
Step 2. Input the command we listed in each line and press Enter.
diskpart > list volume > select volume* (Choose your drive letter.) > delete volume > delete volume override
Step 3. Create a new volume on the Disk Management, and set the file system to recover the unallocated hard drive.
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