How to Recover Partition?
About partition recovery
To learn partition recovery, we should first give you an exact impression about partition. Generally, a disk is always been divided into several parts, each part is called a partition. It is very useful to divide hard disk into several partitions. Since each partition will work like a separate disk drive, you can use it for storing different categories of data without confusion. If a hard disk only has one partition, once the partition gets lost or is deleted accidently, the data on it will be lost forever. However, if there is more than one partition on the disk and one of them gets lost or is deleted, what you lost is only the data on the lost partition; the data of other partitions on the disk is still there. Moreover, even if you have lost one or two partitions, you can still have them back by recovery.
Partition Recovery is actually a method of recovering your lost partitions that were accidentally deleted or damaged due to hardware/software failure, virus attack or some other unknown reasons, as long as they were not formatted / overwritten to after deletion. And here we will show you how to recover partition with Partition Recovery Wizard built in AOMEI Partition Assistant, which may restore partitions that were deleted a long time ago.
Once, one of my friends had suffered a lot from data loss. He used to save all his private matter on partition D, including photos, videos, music and things like that. One day, when he starts his PC, he cannot find his partition D. He was so disappointed that he began to recall what can be the cause for this. He sought in his mind what he had done the day before with his computer. After some brainstorm, something caught his attention. It seemed that he accidently deleted his D partition……It is too late to mourn, so he think about me and told me that. With my suggestion, he successfully gets back his lost partition with all his private data.
Before you do
In order to do this task correctly, you should download the proper version of AOMEI Partition Assistant first.
To Recover deleted or lost partition
Step1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant and select “Partition Recovery Wizard” in the “Wizards”.
Step2. Choose the disk from which you want to recover the accidentally deleted or lost partitions. And then click "Next" to continue. (Disk 2 for example)
Step3. You will get two search modes in the pop-up window:
Fast search: it will scan the first sector of each partition on the selected disk in order to find out the deleted or lost partition quickly. (Recommended)
Full search: more in-depth search every sector of each partition on the selected disk. And consequently, it needs more time. You could choose this method when Fast Search fails.
Choose whichever one you need and click “Next” to go to next step.
Step4. Once the deleted/lost partitions are found, they will be displayed in the list box, and highlight the partition which you want to recover and click "Proceed" to continue.
The partitions be found are listed in details. You can see their special information: file system, capacity and flag (primary or logical).
You can double click the partition to check the files to see whether the partition is the one you want to recover. To do this, you can also directly click “Explore files in this selected partition” button after choosing the target partition.
You can select more than one partition by ticking in the box which lies in front of each partition information and recover them all in one time.
The final status after restoring can be seen in graphic bar. The partition with blue cross is the partition you are going to recover.
Step5. After that, the AOMEI Partition Assistant will give you congratulations to notice you the lost/deleted partitions have been recovered successfully. After that, you can see these files in “My Computer”.
If you can’t find those deleted or lost partitions by using Fast Search, try another way: Full Search.
This feature could only support recovering lost/deleted partitions. If the partition has files, after the partition been recovered, the files will also come back automatically. If you want to recover files from formatted, corrupted partition, you need to use data backup software.
The recovered partitions may have no drive letter. If so, you could not see the partitions in "My Computer". In this situation, please reboot computer and then launch AOMEI Partition Assistant manually assign a drive letter to the partition by right clicking the partition -> Advanced -> select Change Drive Letter.
If you have something that you still cannot understand, you can enquiry answers by clicking “Help” button in each step or going to FAQ on our website.