How to Access GPT Protective Partition without Losing Data


Compared to MBR, GPT is gaining popularity. But, sometimes, if you remove the GPT disk and connect it to another computer, you will find a GPT protective partition appears.

When right-clicking on the partition in Disk Management in Windows 10/8/7, you are not allowed to format, delete or perform other operations to it. Besides, the data is inaccessible.

How does this partition appear? To be specific, it is because of the operating system that GPT disk supports. As is well known, GPT can be used in many operating systems, nevertheless, the Windows 32-bit operating system is not included. Read this post – MBR VS GPT: Which One Should Be Chosen for Your SSD? Therefore, if you connect your GPT disk on a 32-bit computer, this disk will not show you “Healthy”, but “GPT Protective Partition” so that Windows cannot read or boot from the disk. How to recover data from GPT partition? Look at the solutions below.

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