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    why are my HD partitions hidden?

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    by eng.ola ·

    Hello guys,
    I faced this problem when trying to follow the instructions to install windows 7 on my USB flash memory, I suddenly found that both D: and E: drives were hidden, I went to Disk Management and found them still there but cant access them from my computer anymore. I tried some tools but no result.
    Your help and suggestions are highly appreciated 🙂
    Ola

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    • #2444330

      Clarifications

      by eng.ola ·

      In reply to why are my HD partitions hidden?

      Clarifications

    • #2444323

      what tools have your tried so far?

      by markp24 ·

      In reply to why are my HD partitions hidden?

      hi,

      what tools have you tried,
      try Disk manager under windows?
      you could try gparted from a live bood cd, or partition manager

    • #2444312

      Does converting into Logical destroy data?

      by eng.ola ·

      In reply to why are my HD partitions hidden?

      Thank you for your response.
      Actually I have tried Acronis Disk Director and I finally could restore only one partition by re-sizing it’s volume, and now it appears in My Computer.
      For the another drive, it seemed like I had converted it to a primary drive mistakenly.
      My question now, if I converted the hidden primary partition into a logical one, will this erase all the data in this drive or not?
      Thanks.

    • #2444267

      coverting partitions

      by monkeykinglopez ·

      In reply to why are my HD partitions hidden?

      converting a primary partition into a logical one is impossible without data lose. You could try to back up your information on a disk or external hard drive. If your Windows 7 OS is on this primary partition you might want to take one of your other primary partitions download linux or another free OS. After you boot from the Linux OS you can back up all your data on the partition you want to convert to an external hard drive. this link can help with the converting process.

      http://www.partition-tool.com/easeus-partition-manager/convert-primary-to-logical.htm

      • #2444263

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        by eng.ola ·

        In reply to coverting partitions

        Yes, you’re right, I really love this program, it’s free and easy to use.. thanks for your advice 🙂

    • #2444265

      Finding your hidden partitions

      by bobleb23 ·

      In reply to why are my HD partitions hidden?

      You should check for the partitioned parts in Disk Manager and if its not there try re-booting the computer & maybe partitioning the harddrive once more.

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