How to Recover Data from Deleted or Lost Partition

Jean updated on Aug 14, 2019 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 a deleted partition. It detects the lost partition even you deleted it or removed it from a hard disk, and scans data very rapidly. In case you're about to recover the whole partition as well as data back to original, use the other EaseUS partition recovery software in the final part.

EaseUS Lost Partition Data 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, sometimes data on the partition, hard drive or logical drive might be lost or cannot be recognized when we operate the computer for mistakenly deletion, format or virus attack. Whether partition can be recognized by system or not depends on the partition table. If the partition table is destroyed by virus or partition is deleted accidentally, you will not see the partition you need. In fact, the partition is not actually lost. But for ordinary people, to recover lost partitions is not simple and even complicated.

When you happen to delete partitions, is it possible to recover files from the deleted partition? Or do you have any ideas about the HDD partition recovery under Windows 10/8/7 etc?

An easy-to-use data recovery software is capable to recover lost data from lost or deleted partition, hard drive or logical drive. For a large amount of data recovery, directly download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional and get a free trial.

Highlighted features:

  • Recover lost files from deleted partition, lost partition or missing 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.

This software is an all-around data recovery software for lost data recovery from hard drive, lost or deleted partition, memory card, SD card and more.

This software works effectively to restore data from complex situations within only 3 simple steps. If you lost data under macOS, you can also choose the Mac version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover data.

How to recover data from lost or deleted partitions:

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

Further Partition Recovery Solution

It's approachable and simple to employ EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to deal with lost data recovery. However, there is the other group whose demand is not only retrieving data but also the whole lost partition. In this case, you should turn to the other piece of fantastic EaseUS product called EaseUS Partition Recovery. It's exclusively designed to recover deleted partition back to its original state. 


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 selected disk and find the lost partition(s).

Scan lost partition.

Step 3: Preview and restore 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.

To Sum Up

In a nutshell, this page is mainly written for people who wish to recover data files after deleting a partition on an HDD, or a removable disk like a USB flash drive or SD card, and it introduces a user-friendly data recovery software for a free trial. 

While for the demand of restoring a deleted partition as a whole, it also provides users with the partition recovery software, which is working totally different from the data recovery software but taking effect, in the same way, to fully meet people's requirement.


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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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