How to get data back from NTFS partition

Abby Haines updated on Aug 12, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

This page provides you a free NTFS file recovery software to guide you 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.

What is NTFS

Before I introduce how to get lost data back from NTFS partitions, let's learn some knowledge about 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.

NTFS 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 from 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 free solution to get lost data back from NTFS drives.

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 NTFS file system?

Nowadays it's quite easy to achieve the aim with 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 a free NTFS data recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition to get data back from NTFS volumes.

Download NTFS hard drive recovery software to get data back

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional to get data back from an NTFS partition or volume containing the lost file(s) or folder(s) and which didn't lose the partition, please free download and launch this software at first.

Just follow below tutorial to get data back from NTFS/FAT hard drive partition now:

STEP 1. Select the location

Launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the lost NTFS partition and click "Scan" to look for all the lost and existing files on this NTFS partition.

find the NTFS partition

STEP 2. Scan the NTFS drive or partition

After clicking the "Scan" button, the software will be able to scan the NTFS partition on its own. Just wait patiently until the scanning process ends.

scan the NTFS partition

STEP 3. Recover data from NTFS drive

After the scan, choose the lost data and click the "Recover" button to get them back from the NTFS partition.
(Please Note: DO NOT save the files to the NTFS partition where you lost the data.)

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)
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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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