How to Recover Data from Deleted or Lost Partition

Jean updated on Jun 04, 2020 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles


Losing a disk partition equals to all partition data loss. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is able to recover data from deleted partition effortlessly. It can automatically detect and scan for the lost partition, then recover files from lost partition. In case you're about to undelete the whole partition as well as data back to original, use EaseUS Partition Recovery software to recover lost partition.

How to recover data from deleted partition
How to recover deleted or lost partition from hard drive or external hard drive
Further tips about deleted partition recovery

How to Recover Files From Deleted Partition

In most cases, to recover data from deleted partition you need to :

Step 1. Scan hard disk to find deleted partition with partition recovery software.

Step 2. Scan detected partition for files and folders.

Step 3. Select, preview and recover files as you need.

Best Data Recovery Software to Recover Data from Deleted Partition

When we talk about how to recover data from deleted partition, a professional data recovery program is essential. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is an all-around file recovery tool to help you recover lost data from hard drive, lost or deleted partition, memory card, external hard drive, SD card, and more.

Highlighted features of EaseUS data recovery software

  • Recover lost files from deleted partition, lost partition, RAW partition
  • Multi-Disk drive support - Performs FAT/NTFS recovery on all IDE, EIDE, SCSI, and SATA disk devices
  • All Windows systems supported: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP, etc.
  • Powerful data recovery abilities: Emptied recycle bin recovery, formatted recovery, virus attack recovery, OS crash recovery, and more
  • Also capable of file repair: repair corrupted photos, videos, Word, Excel, PPT, and other documents

This software works effectively to restore data from complex situations within only three simple steps. If you lost data under macOS, you could also choose the Mac version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover data.

3 Steps to Recover Data from Deleted Partition in Windows 10 

EaseUS data recovery program offers you the simplest way to recover files from lost partition in Windows 10. Follow the step-by-step guides below. 

Step 1. Select and scan the deleted partition.

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select "Lost Partition" the one you deleted and click "Scan" to search for all the lost data. If there is more than Lost Partition, you can identify it through its partition size.

select the deleted partition in the lost partition option

Step 2. Preview deleted partition data from the scan result.

Find and double-click to preview lost partition files from "Deleted files", "Lost Files". Mostly, the program will list all found data under a lost partition column.

Preview the found partition data

Step 3. Recover data from the deleted partition.

Choose all found partition data and click "Recover" to save them. In case of further data loss, save your found partition data to another secure location on your PC or an external hard drive.

recover the wanted data from the deleted partition

How to Recover Deleted Partition in Windows 10

It's approachable and simple to employ EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover data from deleted partition, but not the entire partition. However, if you want to undelete partition from a hard disk drive or external hard drive, you should turn to the other piece of fantastic EaseUS product called EaseUS Partition Recovery. It's exclusively designed to recover deleted or lost partition. 


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.

Stunning features of EaseUS Partition Recovery:

  • Intuitive and easy-to-use partition recovery software, no IT experience required
  • Quickly scan and display the list of deleted files within a short time
  • Support all kinds of partitions including FAT, NTFS, Ext2 and Ext3 volumes
  • Offer Raw partition recovery feature
  • Seamlessly compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP/Server

Further Tips About Deleted Partition Recovery

Generally, the partition is something necessary while operating a computer and saving data on it. It's like a database for saving, storing, and transferring data on the computer. Divide memory or mass storage into isolated sections.

However, the partition on the local hard drive or external hard drive might be lost or cannot be recognized when we operate the computer for mistakenly deletion, format, or virus attack.

Common Causes of Lost/Deleted Partitions

  • Accidental deletion: you may mistakenly delete an entire volume when you try to clean a specific partition
  • Corrupted partition table: the partitions table can be damaged by virus or faulty disk operations, which can lead to a lost partition.
  • Power failure: a sudden power outage may cause partition inaccessible.
  • Bad sectors: If the partition has bad sectors, it can not be able to be recognized by your computer.
  • Upgrades: upgrades will change the hard drive.
  • Repartition: when you repartition hard drive, all the existing partition will be deleted

Why Can Restore Deleted Partition

Normally, when a partition is deleted, the system deletes the assignment to that location on the hard disk, allowing the memory segment to be overwritten as needed. However, as long as this part of the disk remains unchanged, there is still a chance to use the partition recovery utility to undelete partition.

The more times you use your computer, the more likely this part of the hard drive will be overwritten by new data. Therefore, when you find a partition missing, stop using the hard disk immediately. You can instantly restore the lost partition in the assistance of a professional partition recovery program.

Backup in Advance to Avoid Partition Loss

If you want a way to recover partition in a way that won’t delete your newer content, the best approach would be a regular full image backup of your hard drive or external hard drive. Backup in advance is the most effective way to recover deleted partition. You can even just enabling the File History or Windows Backup functionality on your Windows computer to back up files automatically.

To Sum Up

In a nutshell, this page is mainly written for people who wish to recover data files from deleted partition on an HDD, or a removable disk, like an external hard drive. You can use EaseUS data recovery to restore files from lost partition without any data loss. And we also introduce a user-friendly partition recovery software for recovering partitions.

FAQs on How to Recover Data From Deleted Partition

Here are a few questions related to recovering data from deleted partition. If you also have any of these problems, you can find the methods here.

How do I recover files from a partitioned hard drive?

Download and use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover files from a partitioned hard drive:

Step 1. On EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, select a partition like C: drive, D drive or E drive where you lose your data and click "Scan" to start.

Step 2. After the scan, select and preview found partition data in "Deleted Files" or "Lost Files". The Filter or Search bar may also help you access the lost files.

Step 3. Select all lost partition files and click "Recover" to get everything back. Before making your partition safe to save data again, save all recoverable files to another secure device.

What happens if recovery partition is deleted?

Generally speaking, after deleted the system reserved partition and recovery partition, the "Launch Recovery Environment" option is inaccessible. Some users may face the boot issue. You can try to restore deleted system reserved partition in a few ways. Check the guide and see how to make it.

How can I recover my deleted data from hard disk?

Steps to recover deleted files from hard drive with EaseUS file recovery software:

Step 1. Open EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you should see a list of all disks on your computer. Choose the exact hard drive partition where files were deleted and click the "Scan" button.

Step 2. The scan process starts immediately. Depending on how large the hard drive is, it usually takes several minutes to several hours to finish the scan. However, the "Deleted files" result comes out very quickly. Check if all the deleted files are showing up.

Step 3. During or after the scan, you can preview the found files by double-click or right-click. Then, select the target files and click "Recover" to save them to another safe place rather than the original hard drive.

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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 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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