How Do I Recover Unallocated Partition with Data on It


Hard drive/external hard drive/USB drive becomes unallocated? Have you ever encountered this issue? What should you do if the unallocated partition contains some important data? Don't worry. Here we share with you two excellent ways to recover unallocated partition with data on it in Windows 10/8/7.

Way 1: Recover Unallocated Partition with MiniTool Partition Wizard
MiniTool Partition Wizard is a good option for recovering unallocated partition in Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, and so on. This professional tool offers Partition Recovery feature to help you easily and quickly recover unallocated partition and data as long as new partition has not been created on this unallocated space. Besides, this professional partition magic offers wizard-based interfaces as well as simple operations which can help users effectively get back unallocated hard disk space without any difficulty.
Step 1: Connect your unallocated drive to PC, and then launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to get its main interface.
Step 2: Select the disk where unallocated partition appears and then click Partition Recovery feature from the left action panel or from the toolbar.
Step 3: Choose a scanning range from Full Disk, Unallocated Space, and Specified Range, and then click Next button. Here, we can click Full Disk to scan the whole hard drive.
Step 4: Set scanning method like Quick Scan to scan the specified range and click Next to continue.
quick scan
Step 5: Select all needed partitions including existing partitions and deleted/lost partitions, and then click Finish button to go back to the main interface of MiniTool Partition Wizard. WARNING: You Must Check All Partitions You Want. Otherwise, the unchecked ones will be deleted after partition recovery.
Step 6: Select the recovered partition and click Change Drive Letter feature to assign it drive letter, thus you can see it in Windows Explorer. (It is Optional.)
Step 7: Click Apply button on the top left corner to perform all changes.

Way 2: Fix Unallocated Hard Drive with MiniTool Power Data Recovery
Step 1. Recover Data from Unallocated Hard Drive Space in Windows 10/8/7
Firstly, launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get its main interface, and then select Lost Partition Recovery to recover data from unallocated hard drive space.
Second, choose the target device and then click Full Scan button to begin searching partitions on it. This function will scan the whole device, collect and analyze every byte on the device.
Finally, check all files you want to recover, click Save button, select a place to save checked files, and click OK button. Never save the needed files to the drive where you lost your data. Otherwise, the lost/deleted files will be overwritten.

Step 2. Fix Unallocated Hard Drive Space in Windows 10/8/7
Option 1: add unallocated space to a partition
Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Select any existing partition on the drive containing unallocated space, and then click Extend Partition feature from the left action panel.
Choose unallocated space from the drop-down list of "Take Free Space from", drag the sliding handle rightwards, and click OK to continue.
Finally, click Apply to perform changes.

Option 2:create a new partition on the unallocated space
Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard.
Select the unallocated space, and then click Create Partition feature from the left menu.
Then, confirm Partition Label, Partition Type, Drive Letter, File System, Cluster Size, Partition Volume and Partition Location, and click OK button to go back to the main interface of the software. If you make no change here, all these parameters are kept by default.
Finally, click Apply to perform all changes.

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