NTFS Partition Recovery - How to Recover NTFS Partition

Updated to File Recovery Tips by Marling on May 27, 2021

NTFS, short for New Technology File System, has superseded the FAT file system as the standard file system for Windows operating system. It is more stable and has improved the performance of the computer. However, accidents always happen even though NTFS is far more better than FAT and HPFS. Here are the scenarios of losing data from NTFS partition:

And there are also other reason that need you to recover NTFS Partition, like you can’t access to NTFS. No matter what, when it happens, the first and more important thing is to know how to recover deleted/lost NTFS partition without losing data. Here in the following, we’re going to talk about how to restore data from NTFS partition and restore NTFS drive with the full data you need.

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Part 1. How to Recover NTFS Partition Without Losing Data
Part 2. How to Restore the NTFS Partition with the Original NTFS Partition Data

Part 1. How to Recover NTFS Partition Without Losing Data

Whenever you delete, format, or can’t access NTFS partition or drive, the very first thing you need to do is to learn how to recover NTFS partition quickly without data losing. To do the task, you need iBeesoft Data Recovery, the NTFS partition recovery software for help. It will scan your computer for all the files in NTFS partition, letting you recover them as you need. Here are the simple steps to recover partition on external hard drive or local disk.

Step 1. Free Download the NTFS Recovery Software

Click the download button to get the latest version of the NTFS drive recovery software. After then, double-click the .exe file to install the software tool on your computer. It’s fully compatible with the almost all the PCs with all kinds of Windows operating system. Professional, reliable and easy-to-use. Feel free to download and install it.

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Step 2. Select File Types

In this window, by default, all supported file types are selected, ready to scan for. My suggestion is keep it and click "Start" to run the recover deleted NTFS drive software. If you need to recover a specific file type(s), uncheck other types and keep the ones you need.

Step 3. Select NTFS Drive to Scan

Since you’re recovering NTFS partition, in this case, please select the NTFS partition and click "Scan". The software will scan the NTFS partition to recover file system/files from the NTFS partition. If your partition has been deleted or lost, Its file system will be displayed as "unkonwn".

Step 4. Recover NTFS Partition Data

It doesn’t take long for the software to scan for the NTFS partition for the deleted or lost files as the default scanning mode is Quick Scan. After then, you can filter the files by selecting file type and file extension on the left panel. Next, preview the files and select them to click "Recover" to save on your computer.

You can also see the Deep Scan in the scanning result window. This unformat or undelete partition program will scan deeper and carefully for the NTFS partition data. I strongly suggest you try this feature. It will find more files than you expected. Of course, better result as well.

Part 2. How to Restore the NTFS Partition with the original NTFS Partition Data

Since you’ve recovered the lost or deleted files in NTFS partition, you can restore the NTFS partition with the recovered data. Here are the simple steps for how to restore NTFS partition.

Step 1. Right-click My Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

Step 2. Right-click a drive which is empty and select > New Simple Volume > Rename the partition and set up it as the NTFS partition;

Confirm the operation and follow the remind to complete the whole process.

Important Notes:

Whenever there is a problem with your NTFS drive/partition, never try any to create a new one to replace the one with problem first. You need to make sure data in the NTFS drive is backed up, if not, and you’ve lost the data, try iBeesoft Data Recovery to recover NTFS partition files. Lastly, create a new NTFS partition and restore it with the data in backup file or recovered ones.