How to Recover Lost Data from NTFS Hard Drive

If you lost your file accidentally, may be due to deletion, virus attack, formatting, improper operation or any other. How to recover lost data from NTFS Hard Drive? The third party software Recoverit is a powerful hard drive data recovery tool to have while in emergency of file lose. Wondershare hard drive data recovery software can help you to recover any lost data from NTFS partition.

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How to Recover Lost Data from NTFS Hard Drive

Free download Recoverit on your computer, launch it and follow the next simple steps to recover data from NTFS hard disk.

  1. Select the recovery scenario you want to recover. You can select the option of "Deleted Files Recovery" and go to Lost File recovery.
  2. recover lost data from NTFS Hard Drive-select recovery scenario

  3. Select the drive from which you want recover. Go to "All around Recovery" if you can't find any files after the quick scan. The deep scan will deeply search NTFS filed from hard drive but it will take more time.
  4. NTFS file recovery-select driver location

    NTFS file recovery-all around recovery

  5. Once, the scan is completed. You will have a list of lost files on that drive and condition of those files. You can also preview these files before you recover them to check their conditions. Now just make sure you tick the files you want recover. Now click on recover to begin the recovery process. That's all to recover data from NTFS Hard Drive.
  6. NTFS Hard Drive data recovery

More info about NTFS

NTFS, which stands for New Technology File System, is a file system that was developed by Microsoft in 1993. It took the place of FAT and High performance File System. NTFS had several technical improvements including support for metadata, and advanced data structure. Here are the features of NTFS:

A Comparison between NTFS and FAT 16/ FAT 32 and exFAT

NTFS is fairly new compared to FAT or Ex FAT however still all three are in use today because all of them have their advantages and disadvantage. Here we have compared NTFS, FAT16/FAT32 and exFAT to help you understand the difference between all.





Volume Size

232 clusters minus 1 cluster

32 GB for all OS. For some OS 2TB


Max files on Volume



Nearly unlimited

Built-In security



Yes but minimal ACL only


If the volume is small, performance is degraded and goes vice versa.

Very high on small volumes and vice versa


Disk space economy




Fault tolerance



Yes if TFAT is activated

These differences shows how each NTFS hard drive type has their advantage and disadvantage. Hence, for specific purpose hard drive with specific advantage is used. This is the reason still all the forms are in use.

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