Deleted Partition Recovery: How to Recover Data from Deleted Partition?


Partitioning of a hard disk is always a good practice. Partitions allow you to logically classify your files or data according to your preferences. These partitions can be lost or deleted due to damage or accidents. As mentioned below a few recommended ways can definitely be used to restore a lost or deleted partition.

This article will give you a brief insight on how to restore a deleted partition and retrieve data from a deleted partition.

Quick Navigation:

  1. Why Partition get deleted?
  2. Is It Possible to Recover Deleted Partition?
  3. How to Recover Deleted Partition?
  4. How to Recover Data From The Deleted Partition

Reasons Behind Deleted Partition

A deleted partition is challenging to restore. However, if you know what caused the current situation, you can prevent them from happening in future. Few reasons that result in a deleted partition is as follows.

1) Accidental Deletion:

It is quite common when users accidentally deleted a partition. However, it is not a dead end and you can confidently recover your deleted partition by following the instructions in this guide.

2) Wear and tear of a hard drive:

Hard drives or any sort of storage device are subjected to wear and tear just like any physical device. Overused drives might have storage sectors altered on the magnetic disk and delete the partition.

In more technical terms, bad sectors form due to wear and tear of the drive and if these bad sectors have the organizational data of the partition, your partition will be lost.

3) Corrupt PBR:

Partition Boot Record or PBR contains information about the contents of that partition. It helps the operating system to find and launch the files or applications existing on that drive. There are numerous reasons that crash a PBR. With PBR crash, your OS can no longer access the partition, or recognizes the existing partition.

 However, recovering a deleted partition and accessing data from inaccessible partitions is possible but only with proper instructions. In the later section of this article a clear explanation of how to recover deleted partitions manually can be found.

Can I Recover a Deleted Partition?

Most of you might think that once partition is lost or deleted, it’s gone forever and the data present in the partition can never be recovered.  Fortunately, you can recover a deleted partition using manual procedures. Therefore, to recover data from a deleted partition you need a professional partition recovery tool.

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SFWare Partition Recovery Tool is the most recommended tool to recover data from the deleted partition. If you are wondering how SFWare recovers your files from the deleted partition here is the answer.

The Partition always gets recognized by computer with its partition table and boot sector. When you delete a partition on the computer, the system just removes partition information such as partition type, size and location of the file stored, file system, etc from the partition table rather than wiping complete data. Therefore, the partition becomes unrecognized in Disk Management or File Explorer.

For Mac Users: If you have accidentally deleted the Mac HD, click on the given link to recover data from the deleted or erased Mac HD.

How Can I Recover Deleted Partitions for Free?

You can use disk part command through command prompt to clean the partition and recover it.

Steps To Perform Deleted Partition Recovery Using CMD:

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  1.         Click on start search cmd  -> right click on it and run as administrator
  2.         On the command prompt window type diskpart
  3.         Type list disk and enter, now you can see disks on the computer ( If you type listdisk, commands with explanation is displayed)
  4.         Type Select disk # (replace # with the drive that contains lost or deleted partition)
  5.         Type list volume and press enter
  6.         This will list out available volumes or partitions on the disk
  7.         Now type select volume # (replace # with lost volume number) and press enter
  8.         Finally type assign letter = # (replace # with available drive letter)
  9.         Close the command prompt

NOTE: Once you successfully recover deleted partition, do not make use of the partition to store any new data until you have recovered data. Because doing so will overwrite recoverable files and cause permanent data loss.

However, remember that you only restored the partition but not the lost data on the deleted partition. For recovering data from a deleted partition, you need a tool specifically programmed for the task.

SFWare Partition Recovery tool is developed by testing against thousands of real-time data loss scenarios. It is integrated with robust scanning algorithms that ensure to recover data from lost or deleted partitions without any hassle. 

Be it NTFS, ExFat, FAT or RAW file system on drive recovering data is now a walk in the park. The tool supports recovery from all versions of Windows operating systems including Windows 10 and latest Mac OS. Download the software now and try it for free…

How to Recover Data from Deleted Partition (Windows & Mac)?

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To recover data from the deleted partition, download and install SFWare Partition Recovery software and launch the application, you will see Drive/Partition recovery button and Formatted Recovery buttons.

1. Click on the Partition recovery button. It will list all the available hard disks and partitions on the computer

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2. Click on the drive from which you need to recover data.

Scan drive to recover files from deleted partition

3. It starts the scanning process. Once scanning is completed, it will list out the available files or data on the partition

4. At this stage, you can have a preview of the data available and check the integrity of the files

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5. Select data or files which you want to recover and click Next. Now give the location where you want to save the recovered files from lost or deleted partitions.

With the help of the software you can recover data from the drive showing no file system and extended partition too.  

Benefits of Using SFWare Partition Recovery software:

SFWare is a robust data recovery software. It is not limited recovering deleted or lost partitions, you can also

  • Recover formatted or reformatted partitions
  • Interactive GUI is designed to make the recovery process easy even for a newbie
  • A professionally programmed algorithm can perform a sector level deep scan
  • It is compatible with all kinds of hard drives (HDD’s, SSD, SDcards, Pendrives etc)
  • Supports all types of file systems (NTFS-5, NTFS, FAT-32, exFAT)
  • Most importantly it can work on all versions of Windows operating systems (XP, 2000, 2003, 7, 8, 10)

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