Completely Recover Data Lost by DISKPART Clean/Format

Both DiskPart clean and format commands can cause serious data loss on a storage device or Windows hard drive. EaseUS software collects two reliable ways here to help you effectively restore lost data by using DiskPart clean and format command with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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DISKPART is a Windows inbuilt command line hard drive partitioning utility that includes 38 different commands. It enables people to manage both internal hard drive and external hard drive with adding, deleting, formatting, cleaning, creating and resizing partitions commands on Windows operating system.

Don't use DiskPart command especially the clean and format commands too often as any improper operation will cause serious data loss. If you lost data by using these two commands, follow this page and apply methods provided by EaseUS software to recover lost data and protect data from DiskPart clean and format command. 

Accidentally erased data by using Diskpart clean and format command

"Last night, I followed a stupid YouTube video tutorial on how to use the DISKPART format and clean command to manage hard drive on my Windows 7 computer. In the end, I lost quite a large amount of very important data on D drive soon after I execute DISKPART - Clean - Format. I don't know where I made the mistake, anyhow.

Does data recovery software work? If yes, what should be the best choice if I want to completely recover data lost by DISKPART format and clean command? Thanks in advance."

DiskPart clean and format command.

This is a typical data loss case by using DISKPART clean or format command. Can the lost files be restored?  And how to get started? Move on to the next part.

Completely recover data lost by DiskPart clean/format command

To help recover lost data caused by DISKPART format and clean command, we recommend you apply EaseUS hard drive data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for help. With it, you can effectively undo DiskPart clean and format command and restore all lost files with ease.

It's the most popular data recovery wizard among customers that provides a proficient data recovery solution for all data loss scenarios.

  • If you used DiskPart: clean command, you can select the "Lost Partition" marked in EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to restore lost data. 
  • If you used DiskPart: format fs =ntfs or format fs =fat32 command, you can use EaseUS data recovery software to directly scan the device and recover lost data.

Follow the guide below and start lost data recovery at once.

Recover data from DiskPart format command

Step 1. Select a drive to scan

To start recovering DiskPart deleted files, you must determine where the files were kept before deletion. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will list all the loaded drives on your PC, so it's for you to select the correct drive to scan. Hover the mouse pointer to the drive and click "Scan".

select a location and click scan

Step 2. Check for scanned results

The scan process takes place at two stages: A quick scan and deep scan. Deep scan usually takes longer time but it's worth waiting, which is supposed to find many more files that lost file names. You can click "Filter" to display only the specified file formats, such as pictures, videos, Word documents, PDF files, etc. You can also search a file or folder using its name in the "Search" box.

filter wanted files

Step 3. Preview and recover

Once located the desired files that were deleted by DiskPart, you can double-click the files one by one for preview, or use the "Preview" button to check its integrity. At last, click "Recover". You shall choose a different drive to save the recovered files to avoid data overwriting.

recover diskpart deleted files

Notice: Save the recoverable data to an external hard drive before making sure that your hard drive or storage device is reusable again.

Recover data from Diskpart clean command

As the DiskPart clean command will remove everything on the hard drive or partition, so the process of data recovery DiskPart clean command is to scan and restore data from a lost partition.

Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
You may need further help for tough data loss situations like format errors, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures and system boot error. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts to retrieve lost data in time.

Tips to Protect Data from DiskPart clean and format

Most storage devices formatted by using DiskPart command can be reusable for saving data again. But if you used the clean command in DiskPart, you'll need to create a new partition on the storage device to make it usable again.

Also, it's important to know some useful tips for protecting data from being removed by DiskPart command or other operations. 

1. Make internal/external hard drive usable again after DiskPart clean command

If you used the clean command in DiskPart, your partitions will all be removed. Therefore, it's important to create new partitions on the storage device to make it usable for saving data again. To save your time and energy, here we'd like to suggest you try EaseUS Partition Master Free. It enables you to create partitions with just a few simple clicks:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master. On the main window, right-click on the unallocated space on your hard drive or external storage device and select "Create".

Step 2. Adjust the partition size, file system (Choose the file system based on your need), label, etc. for the new partition and click "OK" to continue. 

Step 3. Click on the "Execute Operation" button and create a new partition by clicking "Apply".

Watch the following video tutotial and learn how to create a partition in NTFS, FAT, or EXT file system.

If you want to create a partition on an empty USB, SD card or external hard drive, connect it to your PC in advance.

2. Back up important data regularly 

As you know false DiskPart command or careless operation may cause serious data loss. The best way to protect data from being removed or deleted is to create a backup of essential data on your computer or storage devices.

You can either choose to copy files or back up data with risk-free file backup software to an external storage device. Here you can try EaseUS Todo Backup which allows you to back up files, hard disk partition or even the Windows system within only three simple steps:

Step 1. To back up an entire hard disk or simply its several partitions, the best backup plan is "Disk/Partition". Choose this backup mode and let's begin.

choose disk/partition backup mode

Step 2. On the popup window, choose the hard drive or partition(s) you're going to back up. A check symbol appears after you clicked the mouse.

choose the hard disk/partition you want to back up

Step 3. Click the "Browse..." button in the "Destination" area to choose a backup location. Here, you can choose any location that is available to you, such as the local hard disk, folders, Network drive, NAS device or Cloud storage, including GoogleDrive, DropBox and OneDrive. You can explore all the connected drive by clicking the icon in front of each directory.

choose a backup location

Step 4. Now edit your disk backup image by adding a "Plan name" and "Description" to it.

Do not forget the advanced backup plans in " Backup options", where you can compress the backup image, encrypt the backup for privacy protection and even enable a sector by sector backup.

choose disk/partition advanced backup options

At the same time, you can turn on the "Schedule" in order to create a hard disk/partition backup on a regular basis like daily, weekly, monthly or upon an event according to the schedule set on your own. 

set a disk/partition backup schedule

And the "Image-reserve strategy" lets you manage the increasingly growing backup images economically, you can preserve the backups in a setup time or quantity.

set a disk/partition backup image-reserve strategy

Step 5. Not all the customizable hard disk/partition backup solutions are necessary but try to make full use of the necessary ones. Finally, click "Proceed" to start at once.

For safety, disconnect the physical storage device you used as a backup drive after the backup process is over.

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Daisy is the Senior editor of the writing team for EaseUS. She has been working in EaseUS for over ten years, starting from a technical writer to a team leader of the content group. As a professional author for over 10 years, she writes a lot to help people overcome their tech troubles.

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Author Jean has been writing tech articles since she was graduated from university. She has been part of the EaseUS team for over 5 years. Her special focuses are data recovery, disk partitioning, data space optimization, data backup and Mac OS. By the way, she's an aviation fan!

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