Disk partitioning refers to the creation of one or more partitions on a hard disk or other secondary storage media. After disk partitioning, the operating system can manage information in each partition separately. Generally speaking, there are often two or more partitions in your computer to store different kinds of data for you respectively.
You can use the Windows snap-in Disk Management or a third party partition manager to create a partition, extend or shrink a partition, deleted a partition, and more. Here comes a problem, if you delete a partition, but then you realize that there are some important data in it. Or the problem may be even worse, the partition stored important data is lost suddenly. What do you need to do then? Of course, you want to restore lost or deleted partition which contains important data for you.
Disclaimer: please always make backup copy of your files before using partition management and recovery software.
Frankly, it is difficult to retrieve your deleted or lost partition without a piece of third-party data recovery software. Still, it is difficult to choose a proper tool among those good and bad software. So, it’s convenient for you to know this professional data recovery software – MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
Tip: There is one more thing you have to notice: after the partition is lost or deleted, just don’t write new data to the target disk to avoid overwriting which may cause data unrecoverable.
How to Easily Restore Lost/Deleted Partition
In fact, MiniTool Power Data Recovery offers five recovery modules: Undeleted Recovery, CD/DVD Recovery, Digital Media Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery and Damaged Partition Recovery. Among these five modules, Lost Partition Recovery is specially designed to recover files or folders from lost/deleted partition, which is the exact recovery module you should apply. Then you need to follow the next operations.
Suppose that you want to recover some data from a deleted 14.87 GB partition, you are able to make it by doing the following operations as long as they are not overwritten by new data or damaged for some reasons.
Step 1. Open the software, and you will get its main interface as following. Click “Lost Partition Recovery” to get to the next interface.
Step 2. In this interface, the lost or deleted partition will be marked as red. If there are two or more lost/deleted partitions, you can select the one you want to recover by judging from the partition size. Then, press “Full Scan” to start the scanning process.
Tip: If the lost or deleted partition is not listed there, please click “Refresh” on the left-lower side of this interface to make the software recognize it again.
Step 3. This is the scan results interface. You are allowed to preview them by clicking the “Preview” button. Choose the files or folder you want to recover, and then click “Save” to continue.
Step 4. In this step, the software allows you to choose a proper path to save the target files or folder. Just specify one path and click “OK” then. At last, the chosen files or folder in the lost/deleted partition will be saved to the new specified path, and you can use it directly.
After these four simple steps, the data in lost/deleted partition will be back to you.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition offers totally 1GB data recovery capacity, if you want to recover data more than this limitation, you should choose to upgrade to the advanced version for further use.
In addition, you are able to use other four recovery modules to make more powerful data recovery operations. For example, Damaged Partition Recovery is the most powerful data recovery module of this software, and it can assist you to Recover Data from RAW Partition. And also, this module gives you more chance to recover lost/deleted files when Undelete Recovery is not working.