Completely Recover Data Lost by DISKPART Clean/Format

Jean updated on Jul 03, 2019 to Data Recovery Solution | How-to Articles


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.

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. Run EaseUS DiskPart recovery software.

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

select a location and click scan

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. Be patient during the process.

filter wanted files

Step 3. Recover the DiskPart Deleted or Removed Files.

Once the scanning process finishes, preview the desired files by double-clicking it. If you want to quickly find lost files or data, click "Filter" to help you. Then, click the "Recover" button to get them back.

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. 

Step 1. Select the partition marked as "Lost Partition" to start finding data.

  • Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
  • Please select a partition where you lose your data and start to scan, like C drive, D drive or E drive. Just the very one that you want to find lost partition data.
select the wanted partition

Step 2. Scan your partition to find lost data.

  • After you click the "Scan" button, the software will scan the data on the partition.
  • It lists all searched files that are simply deleted or all of the files exist on the partition.
scan the lost partition to find desired data

Step 3. Preview and recover lost partition data.

  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard allows you to preview specific recoverable files.
  • After the preview or file filtering, you can target lost files and press the "Recover" button to get everything back.
recover data from lost partition
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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:

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

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".

Create partition on unallocated space

Step 2: Adjust the new partition size, file system, label, etc.

Set the size, partition label, drive letter, file system, etc. for the new partition and click "OK" to continue.

Set up new partition

Step 3: Confirm to create a new partition

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

Confirm and keep all changes

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: Launch EaseUS Todo Backup software and then choose "File Backup", "Disk/partition Backup" or "System Backup" for different backup purpose.

Step 2: Choose the system, disk partition, files or apps 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 backup process.

back up data with easeus todo backup

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1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

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"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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