“My machine is running Windows Server 2008 and has two hard drives: one hard disk drive and one solid state drive. The SSD is installed with operating system and the HDD is used as the data disk. Somehow, I can’t find out the HDD partition: Partition F. There are some files that I don’t want to lose saved on Partition F. How can I recover the partition and get the files back? Do I have to turn to partition recovery software for Windows Server 2008?”
How partition disappears in Windows Server 2008?
To avoid partition loss again, it is wise to realize what can account for partition missing in Windows Server:
You have made improper operations like deleting partition accidently.
The partition table of the partition is corrupted due to virus attack or something else
You partition lose volume label, drive letter or partition name.
How to recover lost partition in Windows Server?
If delete or lost partition was not formatted or overwritten, you can try to retrieve it using this great and comprehensive partition recovery software for Windows Server 2016/2012 (R2)/2008 (R2)/2003 – AOMEI Partition Assistant Server. With intuitive and concise user interface, it is very easy to handle even for computer green hand. Detailed steps on how to recover partition in Windows Server using AOEMI Partition Assistant are given below:
Step 1.Download the demo version of AOEM Partition Assistant Server, install and run it. In the main user interface, select “Partition Recovery Wizard” in the Wizards.
Step 2. Choose the hard drive from which you want to recover the deleted or lost partition and then click “Next”(here is disk 2).
Step 3. In the pop-up dialogue, two search modes will be offered for you. Choose one and click “Next” to continue.
Fast search: scan the first sector of each partition on the selected disk to find out the deleted or lost partition quickly (recommended)
Full search: more in-depth search every sector of each partition on the selected disk, requiring more time. You can choose it if the first one fails.
Step 4. If the delete or lost partitions are found out, they will be listed, choose the partition that you want to recover and click “Proceed”.
PS.: To check the files on the partition that you want to recover, click “Explorer files in this selected partition” after selecting the destination partition.
When you see the message Congratulations! The partitions have been recovered…Click “Finish”.
Then, you can view the partition that has been recovered.
You can choose more than one partition by checking the box which lies in front of each partition.
This feature only supports recovering lost partitions from the selected disk. If the partition has files, they will be recovered along with the deleted volumes. If you want to recover files from formatted, corrupted partition, it is better to use data recovery software.
If the partition is missing from Windows Server File Explorer simply out of drive letter loss, there is no need to use partition recovery software and you can enter Disk Management to assign drive letter to it directly. See the steps given below:
1. Press “Windows” + “R” simultaneously, input “diskmgmt.msc” and hit “Enter” key.
2. In Disk Management, locate the disappearing partition, right click it and choose “Change Drive Letter and Path…”
3. In the pop-up dialogue, choose “Add” and add a drive letter to the partition.
After that, you can see the missing partition in File Explorer
It is depressing for you to suffer from partition loss in Windows Server due to accidental partition deletion or something else. Fortunately, this partition recovery partition for Windows Server 2016/2012(R2)/2008(R2)/2003 – AOMEI Partition Assistant Server can be helpful! Besides, AOMEI Partition Assistant Server is featured with many other functions like extending system partition, converting dynamic disk into basic without data loss and so on.