How to find and recover deleted partitions and logical drives?

  1. From the Boot Disk shell, click Start > Programs > Active@ Partition Recovery.
  2. For scanning an unallocated space, select it. All details of the selected item are displayed in the right pane.
  3. For scanning the unallocated space in basic mode:
    • Click Quick Scan for displaying the status bar with the progress of the scan.
    • After scan completing, a list of all allocated and unallocated partitions appears in the Local System Devices list.
  4. What should you do if you cannot see a logical drive, to process the whole surface of a disk? Select the logical drive and click Super Scan. From the Super Scan Options dialog box appears:
    • Scan What drop-down list > choose the area that you want to scan.
    • To restrict the scan to a small number of sectors, indicate the From sector and the number of sectors to scan.
    • Select the check box next to each type of partition that you want to scan.
    • Click Start, than you'll see the status bar displays the progress of the scan.
    • After the scan is complete, a new folder named SuperScan appears in the Local System Devices list.
  5. How to display a smaller set of SuperScan results?
    • You can right-click the SuperScan device node folder.
    • From the context menu choose Filter... The Filter Found Partitions dialog box appears.
    • For selecting the types of file systems data that are displayed, in the Display File Systems area, clear the check box beside the types that you do not want to display.
    • For displaying only those partitions within a specified size limit, in the Partition Size area, indicate the minimum and maximum size of partitions in Megabytes.
    • To use basic filtering parameters, in the Filter Type area, click Use Basic Filtering.
    • For selecting displayed partitions based on partition status, in the Basic Filtering [Partition Status] area, clear the check box next to each partition status number that you do not want to display.
    • For restricting displayed results for NTFS-specific parameters, in the Advanced Filtering [NTFS specific] area, select the check box beside all the types of data that you want to display.
    • For restricting displayed results for FAT-specific parameters, in the Advanced Filtering [FAT specific] area, select the check box beside all the types of data that you want to display.
    • Click Filter and the right panel displays the filtered results.
  6. How to manage other aspects of SuperScan results?
    • To resume a stopped SuperScan, right-click the folder and choose Resume from the context menu. SuperScan resumes.
    • To save scan results, right-click the SuperScan folder and choose Save Scan Results. Similarly, you may open the saved scan results at a different time.
    • To delete a SuperScan folder, right-click the folder and choose Delete.
    • To display detailed properties of a SuperScan folder, right-click the folder and choose Properties.
  7. How to recover deleted or damaged partition?
    • Select it and click Recover. The Partition Recovery parameters dialog box appears.
    • Select a disk letter from the Assign Disk Letter drop-down list to ensure that the Windows operating system assigns the correct letter to the disk.
    • For setting the recovered partition as active and allow the system to boot from it, select the Set Partition Active check box.
    • The recovery process checks the boot sector and fixes it if it is damaged. Select Automatic or Manual, depending on how you want to do this.
    • If the disk has an extended partition, select the Create Extended Partition First check box and/or use ALL Unallocated area check box. If these areas are not available, these check boxes will be disabled.
    • For saving a copy of the partitioning information before recovering, select the Backup Current Partitioning Info check box and indicate the file name to store the backup.
    • Click Recover and the partition will be recover to the new path.