For Windows 10 users, you might encounter partition loss issues, i.e. a situation where you cannot find a particular partition on your computer, or you see an extra unallocated space instead of the original partition in Disk Management. Anytime partition gets corrupted, lost, or deleted, all the files in the partition will likely get lost as well. In such situations, you will have to recover the lost partition in Windows 10, only then can you get your files back.
Listed below are some reasonable causes of partition loss in Windows 10:
Corrupted partition table: Due to virus attacks, partition tables may get damaged or corrupted, and this could lead to partition loss.
Improper operation: Partition can get lost as a result of improper operation, e.g. Diskpart clean command.
Power surges/failure: If power surges or fluctuates when the partition is being read/write accessed, this could lead to partition loss.
Bad sectors: If any portion of the sectors on a hard drive platter can’t be read or written normally, the partition will be rendered invalid, and in some cases, could lead to partition loss.
Hard drive repartition: If you try to repartition your hard drive, all the existing partition will be erased.
Loss of driver letter, volume label, or partition name.
Hard drive change as a result of upgradation.
We know experiencing partition loss isn’t a very palatable situation to be in, so here are some things you should pay attention to, to avoid further/future data loss:
Make sure you do not execute any operation on the hard drive.
Do not reformat hard drive.
Avoid adding new items to the partition.
Avoid rebuilding partition table.
There are quite a good number of partition recovery software all over the internet, but because of the delicacy of the process involved in partition recovery, it is very important to make use of standard and easy-to-use software. Let’s introduce you to the most efficient of them all - iMyFone AnyRecover. AnyRecover software is excellently designed and is loaded with amazing features that helps you to recover all your files from any kind of partition problems.
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Step 1: Download and launch AnyRecover, then select the Lost Partition Recovery mode.
Step 2: AnyRecover will start to scan your hard drive for partition as soon as you select the mode. Once the scan is complete, choose the partition you want to recover from, then press Next.
Step 3: Select the file type that you want to recover, and tap Scan.
Step 4: AnyRecover will scan all your lost files in few minutes, and list them out according to file type. Select files, then press Recover, and then choose a target partition to save the recovered files into.
One major way to prevent partition loss is to backup your Windows 10. Thankfully, there is a Windows 10 feature called File History that allows you to choose specific folders and back them up. This feature, by default, backs up all folders - desktop, documents, pictures, downloads, OneDrive, music, etc., in the user account folder (C: /Users/account name).
Similar to Time Machine in OS X’s, File History can also automatically backup any file which has been changed or added. Here’s how to set up scheduled backups using File History:
Step 1: Connect an external hard drive to your PC. Go to Settings from the Start menu.
Step 2: Navigate to Update & security >> Backup. In the Backup using File History section, select Add a drive to choose a partition to store the backup files on your external hard drive.
Step 3: Then select the external hard drive and follow the on-screen instructions to begin the backup process.
You can configure the frequency of File History backups, which files it backs up, and even how long it will keep the backup copies.
By default, File History can back up files automatically every hour; however, you can choose another timing- e.g. 15, 20, 25, 30 minutes, or even hours, or per day. Just choose the one you prefer based on your needs.
By Simon Marcus , to Hard Drive Recovery
Posted on Nov 23, 2018 ( Updated: Dec 16, 2019 )