Summary: How to recover data from deleted partition? This post speaks of the ways to do lost partition data recovery data and why a professional approach is a viable option. If you have accidentally deleted a partition and you wish to restore the deleted partition then download the free demo version of Stellar Data Recovery Professional software to evaluate the functionality of the software.
Hard drive partitions are the logical disk that enables users to divide the computer’s hard drive space into different partitions. Further, it turns your system into a more secure environment. For instance, you may have at least two partitions of the hard drive – one for operating systems commonly known as C Drive (C:) and the other partition for storing data known as D Drive or Drive with other letters. So that in case of a system crash, then your data is less likely to get affected.
Your computer treats each partition as a single drive. Depending on the requirement you can create multiple partitions. Allocate one for system files (C Drive) and others to store your data files such as pictures, audio, video, and documents, etc.
Always store your files on a separate partition rather than storing them in C Drive partition. In the case of the system failure, you need to install OS in the C Drive partition without formatting other partitions. Another feature of partition is that it allows dual-booting, i.e., you can install multiple operating systems on the same hard drive.
Abstain from hit and trial methods as they can make the matter worse (permanently deleting your files from the partition) if done inappropriately.
How can you restore deleted partition data?
If you are unable to find the hard drive partition in Windows Explorer, then you can check it in Disk Management. Go to Control Panel, then click on Administrative Tools, after that click on Computer Management and locate the partition.
If the partition is there without the drive letter, then it means only the drive letter is missing, and you can access the partition again by assigning the drive letter.
Run Chkdsk Command
Chkdsk checks and repairs error such as directory errors, cross-linked files, lost clusters, etc. To run Chkdsk, follow these steps:
Search CMD in a windows search box and then Run Command Prompt as administrator.
In the cmd window, type ‘chkdsk E: /f where ‘E’ is the drive letter and ‘f’ fixes errors on the disk
Note – chkdsk is not useful in case of RAW Partition error.
Once the process is complete, chkdsk repairs errors; however, this command-line is not preferable when you want to recover deleted partition data.
How to Recover Deleted Partition Data using Recovery Software?
Data Recovery Service can help you to recover lost partition data
Also, if the situation is severe and your data is critical, then you can take the help of a data recovery services provider is required to do deleted partition recovery. Stellar Data Recovery is one such name that has helped its clients in the recovery of their data. We are ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 27001:2013 certified company. We have always committed to bring in top-of-the-line products and services to our customers in pan India.
The Most Common Reasons for Lost Partition
We cannot deny the significance of partitions as it increases our productivity and protects our data. However, if something unexpected happens to the partition’s index file, then you won’t be able to access the data on that partition. Sometimes, there are situations when we are unable to access the partition:
Computer virus intrusion: When the partition is infected by the virus, then the Operating System is unable to locate it. Further, we cannot locate the partition in Disk Management as well.
Damaged Master Boot Record: Master Boot Record contains information about the partition and includes a table that locates each partition, master boot code, and disk signature.
Partition is hidden/drive letter is missing: If a partition has not been allocated a drive letter, then it remains hidden from Operating System. Also, if the assigned drive letter is changed, then accessing it with the previous letter runs an error.
Partition becomes RAW: This is the case when the partition is not formatted with the file system.
Access is denied to the partition: This error indicates that you don’t have access to the partition. To have permission to access the content of the partition, you need its ownership.
Partition shows unallocated space: This is the error when the partition has data; still, it shows unallocated space.
File directory becomes corrupt and unreadable: This error occurs when the MFT (Master File Table) is damaged.
Accidental deletion of partition: Accidental deletion of partition is also one of the reasons for partition loss.
Hard Drive Partition helps you to store and manage your files in a much better way. Besides, you can create, format and assign new drive letters to the partition without worrying about the risk of losing your data. Above all, ensure to have a backup of your important data.
Sapna is a technical blogger and has been writing for 5 years. She is into technology and writes tech-based stuff. Her aims to provide knowledge to simple users by sharing tips and tricks about new technologies, DIY, and Data Recovery Services.