Can You Recover Deleted NTFS Files or Partition

NTFS is a high-performance and self-healing file system proprietary to Windows. It supports file-level security, compression, and auditing. It also supports large volumes and powerful storage solution such as RAID. The most important new feature of NTFS is the ability to encrypt files and folders to protect your data. It is widely used to store your personal files owing to its better performance. However, you may delete this partition or files owing to improper operation, virus attack, power failure, etc. 

People usually delete one or more important files from their computer by accident. It is not a big problem as the "Recycle Bin" allows them to recover deleted files with one click. But, there are many file loss situations where data recovery from Recycle Bin is useless. Don't say "It will never happen to me". It happens with every PC user. No need to be panic, though. Be prepared and you'll have a chance to restore data with powerful NTFS file recovery freeware. Follow method 1 to get back NTFS files.

Method 1 - Recover NTFS Files with EaseUS File Recovery Freeware

Here we recommend you EaseUS data recovery program. It recovers data from NTFS disks, easily and quickly. This software supports Windows 10/8/7/XP/ Vista, and you can directly download it on your PC to undelete NTFS files.

You don't need to have any special knowledge or experience in NTFS file recovery. The recovery process is fully automatic and safe.  It will find and restore months of work or gigabytes of your priceless photos, letters, and other valuable files. It will help you even your NTFS disk is not accessible from Windows. 

Follow the next steps to see how to undelete NTFS files.

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Step 1. Select and scan the lost partition

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select "Lost Partition" and click "Scan" to search for all the lost data. If there are many lost partitions, you can identify them through its partition size.

Note: Since the Windows system doesn't support the Linux file system, the Ext2 or Ext3 partition will be recognized as lost partition with no drive letter in the software. If you want to recover data from Ext2/Ext3 partition, you can follow these steps.

select the lost partition to scan

Step 2. Filter the scanned results

Because there will be a lot of scanned files, you can choose a file category for quick filtering, such as Pictures, Videos, Documents, Audio, and Others. Or if you remember the file name, you can just look it up in the search box in the upper right corner.

check all found files

Step 3. Preview and recover data from the lost partition

Before recovery, you can preview the file to make sure it is the data you need. Choose all the files you need and click "Recover" to restore them. 

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Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts for one-on-one manual recovery service. We could offer the following services after FREE diagnosis:

  • Repair corrupted RAID structure, unbootable Windows OS and corrupted virtual disk file (.vmdk, .vhd, .vhdx, etc.)
  • Recover/repair lost partition and re-partitioned drive
  • Unformat hard drive and repair raw drive (BitLocker encrypted drive)
  • Fix disks that become GPT protected partitions

Method 2 - Recover Deleted NTFS Partition in Windows 10/8/7

What if you deleted the NTFS partition? The deleted partition will be marked as unallocated space in the Disk Management or similar tools. Deleted NTFS partition recovery is the first thing you should do when your partition suddenly becomes unallocated space. 

To recover deleted partition in Windows 10 free, you need proper NTFS partition recovery software. I highly recommend you EaseUS Partition Master. It is free partition recovery software, which can help you recover deleted NTFS partition with ease. It supports all kinds of Windows operating system, including Windows XP/7/8/10. Thus, no matter what operating system you use, you can recover partition through this software.

Detailed Steps: How to Recover Deleted or Lost Partition.

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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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