Back up files or choose the second way to solve the problem. You are likely to ask what accounts for the issue? MBR-based operating system cannot read GPT protective partitions and users cannot access them in order that they won’t be deleted, overwritten or modified. The other reason is that partition table on the hard drive is corrupted or damaged. However, it is not perfect although it is able to keep average users away from accessing certain partition. Thanks for marking this as the answer.

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While, if you do not want to change old operating system or upgrade to large disk. GPT is a new way to create areas for data storage partitions. A screenshot could be useful too. Installing an effective partition manager on computer can save you a lot of time and effort when disk or partition goes wrong. In reply to CausticLasagne’s post on March 4, I will definitely use this product again it will always be highly recommended to my colleagues.

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It is mainly used on servers got restrain users from operating sensitive data or offer redundancy for crucial files. Each company listed is independent from Seagate and is not under the control of Seagate; therefore, Seagate accepts no responsibility for and disclaims any liability from the actions or products of the listed companies. About GPT protective partition error When connecting an internal or external hard drive to Windows XP or newerbit operating system, you may find your drive is inaccessible.


This function only works on corrupted NTFS partition, such as partition turns to RAW or reports error messages like “The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable”.

Thus, if your hard drive is larger than 2TB, you should use GUID partition table in order to make full use of all disk space. Nicholas Stein First I want to say how much I appreciate your partition manager. How satisfied are you with this response? Posting your system specs may be useful.

Windows is installed on an SSD. To prepare windos drive, you will need to use the Windows diskpart command-line utility. It’s good to know a risk-free way windowws fix GPT Protective Partition on the mentioned Windows operation systems without losing data.

Remove GPT Protective Partition (Fixed with 3 Ways)

Using the site is easy and fun. This program will reformat the disk into something usable by Windows XP. Make sharing easier with AddThis for Firefox. Hey CausticLasagne, I’m sorry for the sutiation you are in. How do you see your drive in Disk Management?

Solve the “GPT Protective Partition” Problem Easily and Securely

Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to proetctive you into paying for unnecessary technical support services.


Once the disk is converted to MBR disk, it’ll be displayed in Windows Explorer or opened as normal drives. Here’s a link with tips on how to get there.

If the drive appears as a RAW format inside the enclosure you may be able to get the data using third-party tools which sadnly I cannot recommend as a Western Digital representative. I’ve diagnosed the drive with the WD tools, but they did not help.

Make sharing easier with AddThis for Firefox. There are links in this document that will permit you to connect to third-party web sites over which Seagate has no control.

Selecting a different country will clear your cart. In this case, the disk also shows protective partition even though it is connected to a bit system. I have used many other software to try to move partitions around and they never quite work for me. However, it may not succeed all the time and you will receive an error message in the following. All data is safe with EaseUS partition manager software. You may wonder the role of GPT protective partition since it is not frequently used.