My hard drive partition not show up after I formatted my laptop

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Hello,

I have a formatted my laptop from win 8 to win 7 and I have 2 partition before that, after I successfully downgraded it my other partition is completely gone. I tried the disk management to see my lost partition but no avail, i cannot see it. I already tried also the list disk on cmd but i cannot see it also.. help...
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The installation disk deleted the partition, and made the disk usable for its install. It happens.
That is why we jist dont click next next next in installs, and we take the time to read the next step. Tough lesson to learn.


Whatever was on the volume, is GONE!

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Thank you for response, but still the space of my gone partition is still not merge with local disk (showing only 467 gb of space while it is a 1tb hdd) , still hoping if i can still get my files back :(
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Go into disk management, and see if the volume is still active. If not make it active, and online.
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I couldn't see the partition there. Only my local disk.
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Hi,

Open command prompt and type "Diskpart" and enter
Now diskpart window will appear.
Now type "select disk 0" and enter
Disk 0 will be select
After this type "list partition" and then enter

Now you will be able to view all the available partition of your disk

Note:
Replace disk 0 with your disk name like disk 1 disk 2, etc.

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