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Recover Data Off from GPT Protective Partition Windows 10

Updated on Nov 02, 2018 by Jean to Resource

Summary

Are you seeing a GPT Protective Partition in Windows 10 Disk Management but cannot open it or access data? Do not worry at all. You can easily recover data off from GPT Protective Partition in Windows 10 with EaseUS partition recovery software.

Can't Open GPT Protective Partition in Windows 10

"I got a Western Digital HDD that works no problem on my PC. However, I sent it to my friend, he told me that it appears on Windows 10 Disk Management but recognized as GPT Protective Partition. He can't open it or access data. Please help him recover data off from GPT Protective Partition in Windows 10."

gpt protective partition in Windows 10 disk management

What's GPT Protective Partition in Windows 10 Disk Management?

When your hard drive partition shows up with a rarely seen "Protective" character instead of "Healthy", you have to make this term clear and find a powerful GPT partition recovery tool to protect data from being erased by the given troubleshooting method.

For your information, it's the compatibility issue that causes Windows fail to detect your hard drive volumes in a correct way.

Let's explain with an example. Most Windows operating systems support GPT style, however, not including the 32-bit Windows OS. That is to say, when a user connects a GPT formatted disk to a 32-bit Windows computer, this disk will not be shown in Windows Explorer. Even you can find in the Disk Management, it does not allow for access because it's kind of being protected.

How to Recover Data Off from GPT Protective Partition in Windows 10?

So, are you seeing a GPT Protective Partition in Windows 10 Disk Management but cannot open it or access data? Do not worry at all. You can easily recover data off from GPT Protective Partition in Windows 10 with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. It's highly praised hard drive recovery software that gives hope to recover inaccessible hard drive data with simple clicks. 

Step 1. Select the partition to start finding data.

  • Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
  • Please select a partition where you lose your data and start to scan, like C drive, D drive or E drive. Just the very one that you want to find lost partition data.
select the wanted partition

Step 2. Scan your partition to find lost data.

  • After you click the "Scan" button, the software will scan the data on the partition.
  • It lists all searched files that are simply deleted or all of the files exist on the partition.
scan the lost partition to find desired data

Step 3. Preview and recover lost partition data.

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to preview specific recoverable files.
  • After the preview or file filtering, you can target lost files and press the "Recover" button to get everything back.
recover data from lost partition

After safely transferring GPT protective partition data to other places, you can simply solve the problem by converting GPT to MBR by using the command line or third-party GPT to MBR converter.