Restore Partition Table in External Hard Drive

 September 29, 2015      

“Hi everyone, I want one help from you. Few days back, I had connected my external hard drive to computers with various operating systems to take backup of few files. Due to this, partition table of external hard drive got corrupted badly. As a result, I am not able to access any data from it. I need to recover partition table in external HDD since I have saved or backed up large amount of data in it. So please someone suggest me a solution for this problem”

Let us first understand what a partition table is. Partition table is a data structure which delivers basic information to operating system about HDD (hard disk drive) division to primary partitions. External hard drive is a storage device used for storing important files as backup and helps to share data among different computers. These portable drives can be used on multiple systems and supports numerous file formats. However, one may face situation where in all data from external hard drive become inaccessible. Let us go through some of such scenarios:

  • Due to file system corruption partition table in external HDD become inaccessible
  • When you try to resize particular external hard drive then there is a chance of partition table get corrupt
  • Some times because of incorrect OS installation or reinstallation partition table
  • of external hard drive gets corrupted
  • Partition table may get corrupted if external hard drive is not installed with any OS and system keep looking at it as a boot device
  • Abrupt removal of external hard drive or sudden system shut down during data transfer process tend to lose important data from it
  • You may unintentionally format external hard drive instead of formatting some other drive will lead to delete entire data from it

Application to regain partition table external hard drive:

A tremendous application which help to recover partition table in external hard drive is Yodot Hard Drive Recovery. This application is featured with advance algorithm which scans selected hard drive bit-by-bit and recovers data from it. One can rely on this completely because it does not modify the content during recovery process. It has a user easy and attractive GUI which helps every individual to operate and regain files easily. If a file system get corrupted which stores name of files and folders which are stored, this tools unique feature can provide a pseudo name to all those files and folders and make them available for restoration. Application supports recovery of documents, archives, reports, movies, audios, pictures and many more from all type of hard drive such as SATA, SCSI, ATA, IDE, PATA etc. This utility is compatible to work on all systems which are compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003.

Simple steps to use the software:

Connect your external hard drive to a healthy Windows computer and download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on it. Then Install and run application and follow instructions given on screen. Primary screen displays two choices, i.e. “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”. Select “Partition Recovery” option to get data from external hard drive partition. Then, tool will display logical and physical drives associated with host computer. Choose the one which represents external hard drive from where data has to be restored. Now it will provide an option to select required file type or just click on “Skip” option to select all files by default. Then application will scan the selected external hard drive and displays all recoverable files under Data View / File Type View. Have a glance at each retrieved file using ‘Preview’ option and save those files to a desired destination location.