Partition Recovery Tools

How to Recover NTFS Partition?

You may be wondering whether it is possible to recover NTFS partition which was lost, deleted or missing from the Windows Operating System of the computer. You may have deleted the NTFS partition of the computer while you had to delete a partition having FAT file system on the computer. It is really a heart breaking thing that can happen to anyone. You may think that you have lost the files forever. You can get back the files from the NTFS partition using recovery software. You can recover partition effectively using partition recovery tool.

NTFS is a file system designed for Windows Operating System. NTFS stands for New Technology File System. It is improved when compared to FAT file system, the predecessors of NTFS. It has its own benefits of usage like it has faster access speed, compression which helps disk space utilization, it supports an encryption system i.e. Encrypting File System (EFS) to avoid unauthorized access of its files and provides security. The NTFS partition ranges from 7 MB to 2 TB of storage. It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 2000 and Windows NT Operating Systems on the computer.

Common NTFS partition loss scenarios:

Resizing of partitions : When you need to resize the partition, you need to have sufficient free space on the hard drive to extend a partition. If free space is not there then you may shrink the partition by reducing the size of the partition and make free space. Some of the files may be lost while shrinking the partition. In such situation, you need to recover the partition and then files in the partition. Partition recovery tool helps you recover the NTFS partition effectively. 

Accidental formatting: You may format the hard drive or any storage drive with NTFS file system. You will lose all the files on the partition as the formatting was accidental and you have not backed up the files. In such situations, you should recover the files from the NTFS partition using recovery software. Partition recovery tool helps you to recover the files effectively from the NTFS partition.

MBR corruption: Master Boot Record corruption leads to loss of partition. The Operating System refers to the Master Boot code to mount the partition while booting. If the MBR is corrupted then the OS can’t mount the partition and hence, the partition will be lost. You will lose the access to all the files in the partition. You need recovery tool to get back the lost partition. Partition recovery tool helps you recover the partition efficiently.

Reformatting: You may have to change the file system on the computer. This process is called reformatting. Suppose you want to change from NTFS to FAT. When you reformat, the old file system is replaced by the new one. The files on the old file system will be lost. Hence you should backup the files before reformatting. Sometimes, the backup mechanism will not be proper and your data will be lost. In such situations, you can get back the lost file from NTFS partition using recovery software.

Some of the other reasons for partition loss includes, partition table corruption, RAW partition, updating Operating System, etc. on the computer or any storage drive.

Advantageous features of partition recovery tool:

The partition recovery software helps you to recover data from corrupted partition on Windows Operating System. It supports Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista Operating Systems of Microsoft. The software has simple wizard which can be used by anyone with less knowledge about the technology. The software can recover corrupted, lost or missing partition from the computer. The software can even recover data after partition table corruption of the system. The software can not only perform NTFS partition recovery but also FAT16, FAT32, NTFS5 and exFAT file systems on Windows OS. The software helps to preview the files before purchasing the software only, using demo version. The software scans the drive in few seconds and displays the list of the files. You can even retrieve lost partition after upgrading Windows OS on your computer.

Steps to recover NTFS partition using partition recovery software:

Step 1: Download the partition recovery tool and install on the computer. Run the software and choose "Recover Partitions / Drives" option to restore disk partiton as shown in fig 1.

Data Retrieval after Partition Table Corruption - Choose Recover Partitions / Drives

Fig 1: Choose Recover Partitions / Drives

Step 2: Select the hard drive to scan for the lost, deleted or missing NTFS partition as shown in fig 2.

Data Retrieval after Partition Table Corruption - Select Corrupt Partition

Fig 2: Select the hard drive

Step 3: Once the NTFS partition is located by the software, you can recover the files in it by scanning the partition. The result will be displayed in two views, "Data View" and "File Type View" as shown in fig 3.

Data Retrieval after Partition Table Corruption - List of Recovered Files

Fig 3: List of Recovered Files

Step 4: You can preview the recovered media files as shown in fig 4. Save the recovered files in a specific location on the computer.

Data Retrieval after Partition Table Corruption - Preview Photo File

Fig 4: Preview Media File