When a partition on Windows 10 hard drive is displayed with a Protective term instead of Healthy, then you need to understand why this occurred and also protect your data. So first, why is a partition termed as GPT Protective Partition on Windows 10? And why can’t you access data from this partition?
Well, it is due to compatibility issue that Windows 10 fails to detect hard drive partition properly. Actually, most Windows operating systems supports GPT style, but not 32-bit Windows OS. So when you connect a GPT formatted disk to a 32-bit Windows system, the disk will not be displayed in Explorer. Also, even if you can find in Disk Management, you can still not access it because it is in the protected state. So the next thing is to recover data from GPT protective partition.
How to Get Data Off from GPT Protective Partition on Windows 10?
With Remo Partition Recovery software! Yes, this Partition Recovery tool will efficiently get data off from GPT Protective Partition on Windows 10. The application scans the entire Windows drive to recover data from GPT protective partition. Apart from this, it also helps to retrieve files after system restore, hard drive repartition, crash, etc. In addition to Windows 10, Remo Recover also recovers deleted partition from Windows 7, Windows 8 & 8.1, Windows Server 2003 & 2008, XP, Vista, and Windows 2000.
Download and install the software on your system. Launch the tool. on the main screen, choose "Recover Partitions" option. Then, it shows the logical and physical disks available in the system. Choose the appropriate disk and click "Scan" button
Figure 1: Welcome Screen
Now it starts scanning the disk to find all its previous and current partitions. Once scanning is done, you will see all its partitions along with their file systems. Choose the GPT protective partition and click "Scan" button to start the recovery process
Figure 2: Choose GPT Protective Partition
After the scanning and recovery is done, it shows a list of recovered files in "Data View", and "File Type View"
Figure 3: Recovered Data View
Now, preview the recovered files with its "Preview" option and evaluate the recovery results before saving
Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files
Finally, save the recovered files by purchasing the licensed edition, as the trial edition doesn't allow to save the files
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files