How to Recover Partitions on Vista

Jun 08, 2020 • Filed to: Partition Solutions • Proven solutions



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:Recoverit data recovery software

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 recovery mode

To recover partition data, you can select the "Lost Partition Recovery" to start.

recover partition data

Step 2 Choose partition recovery

Next you should choose a partition where you lost your data to scan and click "Start" button to do a quick scan.

recover data from partition

Step 3 start scanning your partition.

Once started, it will start a quick scan and then show you recoverable files.

recovery partition vista

Step 4 Deep scan recovery

If quick scan can't find your lost data, you can go to deep scan with "All-Around Recovery" mode which will deeply search your partition.

deep scan partition

Step 5 recover partition files

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

vista recovery partition

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.

Theo Lucia

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