How to Get Data Back from NTFS Partition

Roxanne updated on Dec 11, 2020 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

EaseUS NTFS file recovery software enables you to effectively recover deleted, formatted or lost files from NTFS or FAT hard drive partition in Windows 10/8/7 etc systems. If you want to get lost data back from NTFS/FAT partition, relax and just let this NTFS file recovery software help. If your NTFS partition itself is lost, you can also get back the NTFS partition.

Part 1. How to Get Data Back from NTFS Hard Drive Partition
Part 2. How to Restore Lost NTFS Partition

NTFS Overview - What Is NTFS

NTFS (short for New Technology File System) is the standard file system of Windows NT, including its later versions Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, 8 and 10. It supersedes the FAT file system as the preferred file system for Microsoft's Windows operating systems. NTFS has several improvements over FAT and HPFS (High-Performance File System) such as improved support for metadata and the use of advanced data structures to improve performance, reliability, and disk space utilization, plus additional extensions such as security access control lists (ACL) and file system journaling.

NTFS has become more and more popular. However, data loss issues like converting raw to NTFS partitions also have a rapid rise even if you take every precaution to avoid it. This article will give you a reliable solution to get lost data back from NTFS drives.

Part 1. How to Get Data Back from NTFS Hard Drive Partition

Do you think it's difficult to get data back from NTFS partition because of the advantages of the NTFS file system? Nowadays, it's quite easy to achieve the aim of NTFS hard drive recovery software. Much professional data recovery software can get data back for NTFS. Millions of search results will appear if you google "get data back for NTFS".

After a long time seeking and experience, I recommend you try professional NTFS disk data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to get data back from NTFS volumes. Now, you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional to get data back from an NTFS partition if the partition itself wasn't lost. Just follow the below tutorial to get data back from NTFS/FAT hard drive partition now:

Step 1. Select NTFS partition to scan.

Launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the NTFS partition or "Lost Partition" which was deleted and click "Scan" to look for all the lost files.

find the NTFS partition

Step 2. Find and preview found files from NTFS partition.

After the scanning, find lost files from "Lost Partition" or "Lost Files" and double-click to preview them.

scan the NTFS partition

Step 3. Recover all data from the NTFS partition.

Select all desired data and click "Recover" to save them back a safe location on your PC. Do not save the files to the NTFS partition where you lost the data.

Save found NTFS partition data

People Also Ask

To help you gain a better understanding of NTFS data recovery and EaseUS data recovery software, I have listed some related questions.

1. Can you get data back from a formatted drive?

Yes, you can. When you accidentally or intentionally format a drive in Windows Explorer, Windows Disk Management or Command Prompt DiskPart before creating a backup, take it easy, EaseUS data recovery software comes in handy.

2. Can you recover a deleted partition?

Yes, you can. You can recover deleted partition with EaseUS Partition Recovery. This software recovers deleted or lost partition. It supports all kinds of partitions including FAT, NTFS, Ext2 and Ext3 volumes in Windows.

3. What if the partition becomes RAW?

If you have tried to recover data from the partition, you can then ask for a manual repair help to solve your problem.

Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
You may need further help for tough data loss situations like reformatting drive, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures, and system boot error. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts for cost-efficient one-on-one manual recovery service. They could offer the following services after FREE diagnosis:
1. Unformat the drive
2. Repair the RAID, RAW disk or operating system
3. Recover lost partition (the one that cannot be recovered by software)

4. How to fix a corrupted partition table?

When the table on a disk corrupted, you can't use or access the saved data in partition anymore. To fix it, you should do the following things. 

  • Initialize disk in Disk Management.
  • Recover data from unallocated space
  • Create partitions on the unallocated disk
  • Rebuild MBR

Part 2. How to Restore NTFS Partition

What if you lost NTFS partition itself? If you accidentally deleted the whole NTFS partition, you can turn to EaseUS Partition Recovery. It can easily recover deleted or lost partition. It supports all kinds of partitions including FAT, NTFS, Ext2 and Ext3 volumes in Windows.


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 the selected disk and find the lost partition(s).

Scan lost partition.

Step 3: Preview and restore the 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.


If you lost data on an NTFS partition, you can refer to Part 1. If you lost NTFS partition itself, you can refer to Part 2. EaseUS provides you with reliable solutions whenever you are faced with a problem. By the way, it's important to create a backup to protect your data in advance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"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, so 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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