Partition Recovery

Perform Partition Data Recovery With High Success Rate

  • √ Supports exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, ReFS, HFS+, Encrypted HFS, HFSX, APFS,
    BTRFS, XFS, BFS, EXT4 partition
  • √ Capable of recovering data regardless of the causes of your partition data loss
  • √ Retrieves partition data with zero technical knowledge
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For Windows 11 / 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista
For Mac

Partition Data Loss Causes

Cause 1:
Accidental Partition Deletion
Cause 2:
Partition Table Corruption
Cause 3:
Partition Resizing Errors
Cause 4:
Bad Sectors
Cause 5:
File System Corruption
Cause 6:
Operating System Upgrades
Cause 7:
Power Outages
Cause 8:
Hardware Destruction
Cause 9:
Faulty Firmware
Cause 10:
Virus Infection
accidental partition deletion
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Accidental Partition Deletion
You might have deleted or formatted a partition without realizing what you were doing, or you might have wanted to clean one of the partitions and mistakenly erased an entire volume. Accidental deletion can happen to the best of us. Luckily, Recoverit can help you recover a partition with all its contents after it’s been deleted or formatted by accident.
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Partition Table Corruption
If you keep seeing an error message when you try to access your partition you’re likely dealing with partition table corruption. The partition table is important because it helps your computer keep track of data. In most cases, Recoverit partition recovery software should be able to save data lost due to partition table corruption.
partition resizing errors
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Partition Resizing Errors
Although partitions can be shrunk and extended, making a mistake results in file loss. Fortunately, partition resizing errors can be reversed, and data can be safely restored. Recoverit partition recovery program can help you with this as well.
bad sector
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  • Bad sectors can make it hard or impossible for the operating system to read data stored on them. A partition can become inaccessible or corrupt due to two types of bad sectors: logical bad sectors and physical bad sectors. Logical bad sectors occur due to file system corruption, virus attacks, overheating, etc. Wondershare Recoverit can successfully reverse partition file loss caused by logical bad sectors.
  • Physical bad sectors occur due to physical damage. The success recovery rate for physical bad sector is very low.
file system corruption
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File System Corruption
A corrupted file system can lose the ability to locate or access files stored on the partition, therefore resulting in data loss or inability to access the entire partition. In worst-case scenarios, the partition will appear as if it was erased. Recoverit partition data recovery can find and bring back partition files lost because of corrupted system files.
operating system upgrades
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Operating System Upgrades
Operating system upgrades don’t usually cause partition loss unless something goes wrong. If there are errors during the upgrade process, such as hardware failures or power outages, that can lead to a partition table or file system corruption and ultimately cause data loss. Recovering partition data after a failed operating system upgrade shouldn’t be too difficult, assuming you have Wondershare Recoverit partition recovery software.
power outages
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Power Outages
Power outages can corrupt individual files and entire file systems if they interrupt a writing process. This can render your partition unusable but not beyond repair. Partition loss caused by a power outage can be reversed using the Wondershare Recoverit partition file recovery tool.
hardware destruction
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Hardware Destruction
You might not be able to find or access a partition because your computer has been physically damaged. In this case, partition recovery is very challenging, and it’s not always possible. If your device was severely damaged, in-lab recovery might be your only option.
faulty firmware
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Faulty Firmware
When firmware isn’t functioning correctly, the communication between software and hardware is broken. This has terrible consequences for an entire hard drive. Faulty firmware can affect partitioning and writing, resulting in inaccessible or corrupted partitions. Luckily, partition recovery is still possible as long as you act quickly and scan your computer with Recoverit hard disk partition recovery software.
virus infection
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Virus Infection
Computer viruses can corrupt, overwrite, or delete file systems and partition table structures, making the partition impeccable or erasing it altogether. It sounds scary, but this can be reversed with Recoverit partition recovery software.

How to Recover Lost Partition With Recoverit

Performing a partition file recovery with Wondershare Recoverit is a simple process that requires zero technical knowledge. You just need to follow the steps below. Before that, make sure that you have downloaded and installed this app on your computer.

  • Step 1
    Choose a Partition for Recovery
    Launch Recoverit lost partition recovery on your computer and select a local disk or volume on your hard disk that you want to scan for lost partition files.
  • Step 2
    Scan Disk for the Lost Partition
    The HDD partition recovery software will start scanning this location for your lost partition. You can track progress on the screen and pause or stop it when the app digs up the files you’ve been looking for. You can also use filters to find and recover specific partition files.
  • Step 3
    Preview and Restore Partition Files
    This software allows you to preview partition files before recovery. After this, select the files you want to save and click the Recover button. Choose a secure location on a different partition to save the recovered files.
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Tech Specs of Wondershare Recoverit

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  • Supported OS:
    Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista
    Windows Server 2003-2022
    macOS 10.10 or later
  • Supported File Systems:
    exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, ReFS, HFS & HFS+, APFS, RAID, JFS, BTRFS, XFS, BFS, EXT4, and any RAW disk
  • Hard Disk Space:
    56MB minimum space for installing

Recoverit Can Retrieve Virtually All Files Types in Partition

restore images from partition
recover videos from partition
partition audio recovery
recover office files from partition
Office Files
partition recovery for archive files
Outlook & Archives
BKL, BKS, EDB, EML, EMLX, MAIL, MBX, MSG, NSF, OEB, PAB, PST, WAB, 7Z, BZ, BZIP, CAB, JAR, WAR, ZIP, ZIPX, dmg, rpm, exe, 7zip, etc.
recover other files from partition
Other Files
DataBase, InternetWeb, Miscellaneous
Note: Can't see your file types here? No worries. Wondershare Recoverit can retrieve nearly all file types in your partition. See Recoverit full tech specs>>

Recoverit Can Recover Deleted Partition From Various Storage Devices

recover partition data from pc and mac
(even with BitLocker or T2, M1/M2 chip-enabled)
recover partition data from hdd
(internal hard drive; external hard drive; nas hard drive)
recover partition data from ssd
recover partition data from usb
USB Flash Drive
recover partition data from sd card
SD Card
recover partition data from tf and cf card
TF/CF card
recover partition data from camera

Recoverit Supports Main Partition Types

Wondershare Recoverit supports all main partition types: primary partition, extended partition, and logical partition.
primary partition
Primary Partition
The partition where your operating system is installed is called the primary partition. Since it contains the primary boot program, losing this partition renders all applications and data inaccessible.
extended partition
Extended Partition
A hard drive has just one extended partition. This partition can’t be used directly, but it can create logical partitions that store user data. It’s where most users keep their photos, documents, etc.
logical partition
Logical Partition
The logical partition is created within the extended partition as a subsection that stores files (and sometimes applications, too). It is possible to create limitless logical partitions on one hard drive.

A Comparison Table: Different Partition Recovery Software

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Wondershare Recoverit
disk drill partition recovery
acronis disk director partition data recovery
recuva partition data recovery
testdisk partition and data recovery
Supported OS
Supported file systems exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, ReFS, HFS+, Encrypted HFS, HFSX, APFS, BTRFS, XFS, BFS, EXT4 exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, APFS, EXT2/3/4 FAT16/32, NTFS, NTFS, Ext2/3 exFAT, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, EXT2/3/4 FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, HFS, HFS+, HFSX, JFS, BTRFS, XFS, EXT2/3/4
Supported File Types 1000+ 400+ / 50+ 100+
Partition recovery
Quick and deep scan
File Preview Limited support
Resume scanning
Decument / PH / oto /
video / repair
Ease of use
Pricing plans Starts at $59.99 $89 Starts at $49.99 Starts at $24.95 Free and open source
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How to Recover Lost Partition Without Software

disk partition recovery using diskpart
Method 1:Use Diskpart to Undelete a Lost
1. Launch Start and type in cmd. The Command Prompt app should appear.
2. Select Run as administrator and open Command Prompt.
3. Type in diskpart and press Enter.
4. Type in list disk and press Enter.
5. Type in select disk * and press Enter. (* refers to your hard disk drive number).
6. Type in list volume and press Enter.
7. Type in select volume * and press Enter (* refers to the number of your lost
8. Type in assign letter * and press Enter (* refers to the drive letter).
disk partition recovery with disk management
Method 2: Change Drive Letter in Disk
1. Open Start and type in Disk Management. Run the app.
2. Find the partition with a missing letter and right-click on it.
3. Select the Change Drive Letter and Paths option.
4. Click Add and select a new drive letter. Then, click OK.
disk partition recovery with testdisk
Method 3:Recover a Missing Partition with
1. Download, extract, and run TestDisk.
2. Press Enter to create a new log file.
3. Select your drive using the Up and Down keys and press Enter.
4. Select your partition table type and press Enter.
5. Hit Enter once more to start analyzing the current partition structure. Select your lost partition and press Enter.
Note: Using Diskpart, Disk Management or TestDisk to restore your deleted partition data is a good option for advanced PC users. If you want an easier and more smooth recovery process, try Recoverit for free.

Last Resort: Professional Partition Recovery Service

Partition data recovery is not always possible. If your device was heavily damaged (or if you’re simply not comfortable attempting to restore
a lost partition yourself), you should contact a professional recovery service.
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Step 1: Contact the recovery company
Research and compare several partition recovery services before you choose the best one. Fill out an online form or contact the company via phone to explain your case and get a free price estimate.
Step 2: Ship device to the cleanrooms
Pack your device following the company’s instructions and send it via email. Many professional recovery services have dedicated couriers that can pick up and deliver the package for you.
Step 3: Receive the inspection report
Upon receiving the device, the service will analyze your lost partition using professional diagnostics and contact you with precise information regarding the recovery success rate and timeframe.
Step 4: Wait for the service to complete the partition recovery
Professional partition recovery is conducted in certified cleanrooms. Experienced professionals will determine the best recovery method based on the cause and severity of partition loss.
Step 5: Receive device and saved files
In most cases, professional partition recovery takes up to 5 business days, but this timeframe could be longer if the service is busier than usual or has emergency cases and priority clients.

Bonus: How to Prevent Partition Data Loss

Despite our best intentions, no storage device is immune to data loss. That still doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do our best to prevent data loss with proper care and responsible user practices. Prevention is the best measure against irreversible data loss. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to help you take good care of data.

  • Tip 1: Perform Regular Backups

    You should always have a backup copy of your valuable data if something happens to the original files. Today, you have a plethora of solutions that allow you to manage, schedule, and automate backups in a safe and user-friendly way.

  • Tip 2: Think Twice Before You Click

    Caution is the best cure against accidental data loss. Whether you’re inexperienced or simply in a rush, take a moment to think twice before deleting or formatting a partition. It might contain files or critical applications that you cannot afford to lose.

  • Tip 3: Carefully Partition Your Disk

    Many users don’t have the technical skills and experience needed for safe disk partitioning. If you plan on partitioning your disk regardless, we recommend you watch a tutorial online or use a disk partitioning tool for beginners.

  • Tip 4: Keep Virus Attacks at Bay

    A single virus-infected file can destroy an entire partition or render it inaccessible. The good news is that an updated anti-virus can keep most infections at bay. In addition to this, you should be very careful when opening email attachments, downloading files from unknown sources, and clicking on suspicious links.

  • Tip 5: Handle Devices with Care

    It is often impossible (and regularly costly) to save data from a physically damaged device. Although mistakes like these can happen to anyone, you should always try to keep your device safe from high temperatures, spillage accidents, and other preventable disasters.

  • Tip 6: Safely Remove External Drives

    It may seem obvious to safely remove external drives and storage devices when you’re finished using them, but many people don’t know how to do this properly. To prevent device damage and partition loss, remember to click “Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media” before removing the drive.


  • You can recover a deleted or missing disk partition using Wondershare Recoverit. Follow these steps:
    1. Download the app from the official website and install it on your computer.
    2. Launch it and choose the disk or location you want to scan for your lost partition.
    3. Recoverit will initiate a comprehensive scan that you can pause or stop any time you want.
    4. Use filters to browse recoverable files from the lost partition and preview them before recovery.
    5. Select the files you want to keep and click the Recover button.
    6. Choose a safe location to store recovered files.
    7. Wait for the recovery process to finish.
  • You can recover files from a lost partition for free with the free version of Wondershare Recoverit:
    1. Download Recoverit Partition Recovery Free and install it on your computer.
    2. Launch the program and choose a location to start recovery.
    3. Search for lost files using filters or by typing in a keyword.
    4. Preview and select the partition files that you want to restore.
    5. Click the Recover button and choose a safe location to save them.
  • You can restore a deleted partition in Windows 10 for free using several methods: by changing the drive letter in Disk Management, executing the DiskPart command, using TestDisk, or using the free version of Wondershare Recoverit Partition Recovery.
    However, you should know that the first method is not always successful, while DiskPart and TestDisk require experience with command-line interfaces. The easiest way to do this is with a disk partition recovery software like Recoverit.
  • A partition may become RAW when its file system becomes unreadable to the operating system due to corruption or damage. In many cases, RAW partition recovery is possible with capable recovery software. You can use the free version of Wondershare Recoverit to perform RAW partition recovery for free.
  • You can recover a formatted partition on your storage device for free using an open-source solution like TestDisk or with free disk partition recovery software. Unfortunately, successful results can not be guaranteed when you use free partition data recovery software. Alternatively, you can use a free version of more advanced disk partition recovery software like Wondershare Recoverit.
  • There are several free recovery software solutions for partition recovery. Active Partition Recovery, MiniTool Partition Recovery, and Hetman Partition Recovery are widely considered the best freeware partition recovery software, but these solutions usually come with certain limitations.
    If a free tool fails to recover your data or meet your expectations in another way, you should opt for a free version of professional disk partition recovery software such as Wondershare Recoverit.
  • Data recovery and partition recovery are two related but distinct processes. We use data recovery to scan hard disks, SSDs, memory cards, and other storage devices for files that have been deleted or lost due to corruption. In this case, we are looking for individual files.
    In contrast, partition recovery is used when an entire partition with all its contents becomes lost or inaccessible. Rather than individual files, partition recovery helps locate and restore entire disk partitions.
  • Yes, it is still possible to recover data after partitioning a storage device. Although it may appear lost and you can not access it, partition data is still on your device. In this case, a professional disk partitioning recovery tool can help you find and restore it safely. You should stop using your device to prevent lost partition files from being overwritten by new data.
  • There are several ways to approach a damaged partition, including built-in repair tools and utilities such as CHKDSK in Windows computers, third-party software, and professional repair services.
    Please remember that fixing a damaged partition requires technical skill and experience, and any failed attempt may result in further loss. Unless you are confident in your abilities to perform a partition repair, you should leave this to a professional software or service.
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