Acronis Disk Director 11 Home Worked for me..!
This week Monday late evening I came to know that my hard-drive has encountered some problem which was working well till last Sunday evening somehow. What all I remember which might have caused this could be my successful experiment to shift one of my extended partition to primary partition to increase the primary partition size. That time I have just Googled-up to find out a free-software to help me out for that. I Googled-up and found Partition Wizard Home Edition Free which can do the job for me. Not to say I had partitioned my 400GB partition into 8 partitions and just with the help of Partition Wizard HE - Free I pumped 50GB more into my primary partition C-Drive. Which was okay for several days but after few days I got dumped.
My partition-table was corrupted and while booted Monday I came to know that no other drive except C -Drive was visible. I was 99% sure that I will get my data back but was just looking for the Right-Tool to do that. After downloading several tools and tried all of them but not much luck. I was ready to spend some dollars but could not find the right tool. My old favorite PC Inspector File Recovery was not able to help either. Then one of my colleague Girish Parmar suggested me to use Acronis for the job. I knew that Acronis is there and I have used it few years back in the time of Partition Quest Magic 8 but it was history now.
I have downloaded Acronis Disk Directory 11 Home and initially I thought it won't work. But then I got another HD plugged in took a risk to Initialize my old HD again and after that tried using Acronis Recovery Expert again and w0000t! it just worked for me. I was able to recover all my partitions in several trials in two go.
I would like to recommend Acronis Disk Directory 11 Home and Acronis Products to everyone who is in need of their Partition Recovery. It's a very efficient tool and does the job perfectly.
My Vote goes to Acronis.
What tool do you vote for (For data/partition recovery)?