Hard drive partition suddenly unallocated

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  1. stickynote427

    stickynote427 New Member Silver Member

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    I'm not sure what I did or when, but for some reason a partition on my laptop hard drive suddenly became unallocated. I noticed that I could no longer access it in Windows Explorer, and Minitool Partition Wizard says that the space is unallocated.

    I'm not sure what to do. I've restarted my computer my computer a couple of times to no avail. I didn't really have any important files on the partition, but I did have a lot of stuff that I'd collected (programs, pictures, etc.) that I'd really like to get back.

    Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks a lot.
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    the partition info is missing.
    TestDisk - CGSecurity
    i have verified this before
    it rewrites the partition table for windows to see, leaving all data intact.
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    Ah, I had looked at this program. I ran it to 5% and it found several drives, though it said all were fine (green). I will run it to 100% this time since you recommended it.

    What do I do once it has been ran completely?

    EDIT: I guess it analyzed everything, and I can see the "unallocated" partition, label and all. What do I do with it?
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    It worked! Thank you so much! This may now be marked as solved. :D
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    Thank you Sticky

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