Clean the Whole Hard Disk Accidentally While Installing Windows

While installing Windows on my computer, I accidentally clean the whole C drive. After cleaning, I noticed that the entire hard drive had been cleaned and that 498 GB of the 500 GB had been set aside for use. Can I recover my data from the C drive?

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Dany· Answered on Feb 22, 2023

When you accidentally clean the C drive on your computer while installing Windows, the C drive shows that most of the space is suddenly unallocated. There are two things you need to do to fix your problem and you can rescue data from the C drive and then recreate the partition on your C drive. Let us start HDD unallocated space data recovery first:

1. Download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Start the program and scan the whole C drive. You can choose a quick scan or a deep scan.

2. The Filter feature will help you find the lost files by type, including pictures, videos, Words, PPTs, and PDFs...

3. Select and preview the lost files, then you can get them back by clicking "Recover".

After recovering lost files from your C drive, you can start to recreate partitions on your hard drive:

1. Right-click the empty space on the disk or external storage device in Disk Management.

2. After the menu shows up, you can choose the first option - New Simple Volume.

3. Set the drive letter, new file system (NTFS), and partition size. To finish establishing a new partition, click "Finish". You can repeat the steps above to create the new partitions on your PC or laptop.

If you want to restore the original partitions and data from your C drive, you can find and download a partition recovery program to recover the lost data. You should find an expert to fix the issue if you cannot recover the data and partitions by yourself.

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

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