Recover Data from Diskpart Cleaned Disk by Accident

Abby Haines updated on Aug 21, 2019 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles

Summary

When you accidentally cleaned disk using DiskPart, don't worry. This page shows you how to undo the DiskPart clean command and effectively recover all lost data and partitions by using EaseUS file recovery software, partition recovery software and manual methods. Follow to fix this issue right now.

PAGE CONTENT:
Restore Data after Accidentally Cleaned Disk using DiskPart
Undo DiskPart clean using partition recovery software
Protect data from DiskPart clean command

Diskpart, a Windows built-in free command-line tool designed for disk managing which you won't miss as a PC user. One of its most frequently used features is the clean command with which you can clean up a disk with just one click. 

DiskPart clean command will remove the selected disk partition(s) with all existing data no matter you selected to clean a simple volume or a whole disk.

  • Data and partitions removed by "clean" command (1st and 2nd operations) are recoverable.
  • Neither data nor partitions can be retrieved after running the "clean all" command (3rd operation).

DiskPart clean command

If you've committed clean command on a disk or a partition, don't worry. Stop using your hard drive or storage device and apply provided solutions on this page to undo the disk clean command and rescue your important files and disk partitions immediately. 

Solution 1. Restore Data after Accidentally Cleaned Disk using DiskPart

Applicable to: Urgent and immediate data recovery

The most urgent task after running DiskPart clean command on a disk or a partition is to restore all essential files. To make sure that your device and data are usable, you'll have two operations to be executed:

# 1. Restore lost data from cleaned disk or partition

As we've mentioned only data removed by using the "clean" command can be restored. If you've executed "clean all" operations, jump to # 2 to make your disk or partition reusable for saving data again.

So, what tool can recover the removed data from the cleaned disk? Normally, professional data recovery software all can do. Here, we recommend you to try EaseUS data recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard. 

It can deeply scan the Diskpart cleaned hard drive or partition to find and recover all the removed data in just 3 simple steps.

For unlimited data recovery, activation will be a wise decision for a smooth hard disk data recovery process. Of course, you can also try the free edition - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free if your disk data is less than 2GB. 

 

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STEP 1. Run EaseUS DiskPart Recovery Software

Select a location where you deleted or lost data by using DiskPart command and click "Scan".

select the disk

STEP 2. Scan the DiskPart Deleted or Removed Files

As long as you click the "Scan" option, the software starts to scan your diskpart deleted and removed files automatically. Be patient during the process.

scan the disk

STEP 3. Recover the DiskPart Deleted or Removed Files

Once the scanning process finishes, preview and recover the desired files.

recover diskpart deleted files

Quick Tips to Find Desired Files

Lost Partition Files: Check first if it's for formatted recovery.

Extra Files: Find files that lost names or paths.

Filter: a quick way to your wanted files.

Search: e.g. file name/file extension.

When you find the desired files, click the "Recover" button to get them back.

# 2. Make cleaned disk/partition usable again with Disk Management

After restoring the lost data from DiskPart clean command, your next move is to re-create partition(s) on your hard disk or external storage devices with Disk Management:

If you cleaned a disk, open Disk Management, locate and right-click on the cleaned disk, select to "Initialize" it first. If you cleaned an external storage device, connect it to your PC.

Step 1: Open Disk Management, right-click on the unallocated space on the disk or external storage device.

Step 2: Select "New Simple Volume".

Create partition on cleaned disk or partition.

Step 3: Set partition size, new file system - NTFS, drive letter, etc. Click "Finish" to complete creating a new partition.

Repeat the process several times if you've cleaned a whole disk.

Finish creating partition.

Now, you can resue your disk or partition to save data again.

Solution 2. Undo DiskPart clean using partition recovery software

Applicable to: One-time partition recovery, simple and effective

Another alternative solution that you can try is to apply reliable partition recovery software for help. Here, we'd like to recommend you try EaseUS Partition Recovery. With it, you can directly scan the whole disk, restoring all removed partition with data together in a few simple clicks:

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Step 1: Run EaseUS Partition Recovery on your PC.

Select the disk or device where you lost partition(s), click "Scan" to continue.

Select disk to scan lost partition.

Step 2: Wait for the scanning process to complete.

Let the program scan selected disk and find the lost partition(s).

Scan lost partition.

Step 3: Preview and restore lost partition(s).

Double-click on the partition which is marked as "Lost" with "Good" recoverability.

Preview lost partition

Preview the content of the lost partition. Click "OK" and click "Proceed" to start restoring the lost partition.

Select found partition to restore.

Step 4: Click "Recover Now" to finish the partition recovery process.

Note: If the program warns you that there is a conflict, back up the listed partition with essential data to an external hard drive first. Then execute the final operation to restore your lost partition.

Finish partition recovery.

Tips to protect data from DiskPart clean command

To sum up, knowing the solutions of undoing DiskPart clean command and restoring lost data is not enough. The more important thing is to protect your data and disk partitions. And here are two useful tips that will help:

1. Back up valuable data to avoid data loss disasters

Also, it's necessary to create a backup of valuable data from computer hard drive to an external storage device. EaseUS Todo Backup enables you to back up data and disk partition in only three steps. With the backups, you can always survive from data loss disasters.

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and choose "Disk/partition Backup".

back up data with easeus todo backup

Step 2: Choose disk partition that you want to back up. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Step 3: Click "Proceed" to start the data backup process.

2. Be aware of using the clean command in DiskPart

Please be very careful and make sure that all essential data on your disk has been backed up before executing the clean command on a disk partition or an external storage device. Whenever you plan to run a clean command using DiskPart, always make sure that you've backed up valuable data in advance.

 

 
 

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