I was given a friend's hard disk drive to recover the data from.
Looking at it, there are 2 partitions on a single 250GB HDD. C: which has an incomplete windows installation and is 100GB and a D: which has data on it, 150GB . It is this data that needs to be recovered. I used my usual data recover program and i can see all the files with no problems so recovery will be easy. It'll just take a while to copy the data to another HDD.
In My Computer, the D: partition cannot be seen. In Disk Management, this partition can be seen.
I was thinking, if i just make this partition active, then problem solved? It'll become visible in My Computer and the files can be accessed as per normal.
I'm worried that making this partition active will lose the data in the process :(
Thanks in advance for your assistance.