Recover files from lost GPT disk NTFS partition [SOLVED] {FREE}

Recently my Dell work laptop failed to resume after sleeping. It still recognized the internal 2.5″ SSD boot drive but it said it was not bootable. I believe the problem was caused by Windows 10.

After removing the drive and connecting to another computer for diagnostics, I was able to determine that no partitions/GPT disk structure was being picked up by Windows. 🙁

Thankfully after trying a ton of recovery options, I was finally able to recover all my files by using TestDisk. Amazingly, the TestDisk software was able to find the partitions and copy the entire contents to another drive. I have since donated via PayPal to the author of the software and I am very thankful for his efforts 🙂

Here are screenshots:

The first screenshot shows 246,466 having been copied 🙂

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The remainder are just various steps along the way…

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