Reasons to restore partition on USB drive
USB flash drive, as the most common removable device, is widely used in computing and
our daily life. Many files such as music, video, photos, business documents are
transferred from computer to computer through USB stick. It is because of contacting
with a variety of machines, the USB stick is more vulnerable to be damaged.
Therefore, one may need to restore partition table on USB drive when it is lost or
deleted by unfriendly intentions.
Apart from transferring files, USB flash drive can be used as bootable device just in
case the computer fails to boot. When the drive is lost, it is hard to clone bootable USB drive to another place if need ever arises.
What’s more, with the increasing
capacity of USB hard drive, more and more users stores important personal or
business data on the device. That’s to say, it is also treated as physical storage.
For instance, copy operating system to USB flash drive as a system backup. If you delete its
partition by mistake, you can get the backup image back by recovering lost USB hard
drive partition. All contents on the volume will be recovered during that course.
How to restore partition on USB drive in Windows?
Once you find that the USB drive partition is lost or mistakenly deleted, do not
write anything to that partition. Anything you input will overwrite the surviving
data on sector and you won’t be able to recover them anymore. What you need to do
next is finding effective USB partition recovery software.
The Partition Recovery Wizard in AOMEI
Partition Assistant Professional will help you recovery deleted or lost
partition on USB flash drive within several clicks. There are Fast Search and Full
Search options provided for you. Fast Search will scan the first sector of each
partition on the selected disk in order to find out the deleted or lost partition quickly. If you fails to find out partition with Fast Search, Full Search will do
that more in-depth. This needs more time at the same time. It supports FAT32, FAT,
NTFS, Linux file system based partition. Normally, it is FAT32 partition on USB
Easily recover lost partition on USB drive via AOMEI Partition Assistant
Supposing that we have G drive but delete it
accidentally, now let’s learn how to recover it.
Note: You can download its demo version to have a try at first.
Step 1. Install and start this software. Click “Partition Recovery
Wizard” on the left side. Select Disk 2 in the given list.
Step 2. Choose a search method and it is recommended to select the
first one. If it fails, choose the second one.
Step3. Select the partition you want to recover from following list
box and click “Proceed” to start recovering.
Step4. The time this process takes depending on how much data is on
the partition. You’ll see following window once it completes.
Step6. If it is recovered successfully, Windows will pops up a mini
AutoPlay window and gives you option to view files. Then you can view them in
Windows Explorer and take them to safe place.
If you cannot view files in Windows Explorer, give it a drive letter and try
You can double click the partition in Step3 to check files and confirm whether the partition is the one you want to recover.
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.
This feature could only support recovering lost/deleted partitions. If you
want to recover files from formatted, corrupted partition, you need to use data
Wrap things up
Restoring deleted partition on USB flash drive is not as complex as you think when
you turn to the right partition recovery software. In addition, you can use this
software to restore deleted partition on physical hard drive including the disk with
OS partition on.
If you have trouble in using files in partition, try Check Partition function of AOMEI
Partition Assistant to see if there have bad sectors. What’s more, this
software allows you to transfer OS from GPT disk to SSD without reinstalling when you plan to upgrade hard