How to Recover Partition without Losing Data in Windows 10, 8, 7?

When you delete a wrong partition in Diskpart and all precious data on it are lost, you can read this article to learn how to recover partition without losing data on Windows 10/8/7.


By Emily / Updated on May 12, 2023

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“Can I recover data from a deleted partition?”

“Hi, I accidentally deleted my E drive (formatted with NTFS) on my Seagate HDD when running the Diskpart commands, So, now I cannot see it in Windows File Explorer. What a nightmare! All my precious wedding pictures are saved on that drive. Is it possible to recover the NTFS partition without losing data? Would appreciate any help!”

Choose a proper partition recovery tool

For those who are not familiar with DiskPart Command Line, it is easy to type in a wrong partition number and delete a partition that contains lots of necessary files. So you will be eager to know how to recover partition without losing data. The most easiest way is to apply a reliable partition recovery tool.

To save your time spent on searching for and identifying a proper tool, here we suggest you use AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. With an intuitive interface, it is easy to recover the deleted or lost partitions, along with the inside data in Windows 10/8/7. Besides, it provides two methods to search for the lost or deleted partitions on the disk.

◉Fast Search: this method will quickly find out deleted or lost partitions.

◉Full Search: this method will scan every sector of this disk to find out the lost partitions, so it will cost more time. When the first method fails, you can choose this one.

5 Steps to recover partition without losing data

Now, check out steps of how to recover partition without losing data in Windows 10 via AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. If you want to recover partition in Windows Server 2019, 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2003,try AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

PS.: You can download the demo version for a free trial.

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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to enter its main interface. Click "Recover"> “Partition Recovery” on the top panel.

Step 2. Choose the disk which contains the deleted partition in the window. Then click “Next”.

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Step 3. In the subsequent window, choose a proper search method. After that, hit on “Next” to proceed.

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Step 4. It will scan the selected hard disk for deleted partitions, then all the lost partitions will be listed. Choose the one you want to recover.

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Step 5. When the partition recovery process is done, you will see “Congratulations”.

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At last, the data you stored on this partition will be back as well. You can go to File Explorer to check them out.

Further reading on partition recovery

1. Recover boot partition without losing data

Compared with deleted data partition accidentally, the worse situation is that system partition is removed mistakenly, which will lead to your Windows unable to boot. But no need to worry now since you can first use AOMEI Partition Assistant to make a bootable USB stick

Make Bootable Media

Then insert this created bootable USB drive into your computer which cannot boot up due to the deleted system drive, and boot it from the USB drive. Once you log in, you will enter the main interface of AOEMI Partition Assistant Professional, then you can apply the same steps to recover deleted boot partition.

2. Recover partition without losing data via CMD

If your partition gets lost because it is lack of a drive letter, you cannot see it in File Explorer, either. In this situation, you can use DiskPart to recover partition without data loss.

First of all, open the Command Prompt window: click “Start” button, type “cmd” in the search box, right click the program and choose “Run as administrator”.

Then, type diskpart in the window and press Enter to launch the Diskpart service.

Finally, execute those commands in order:

  • list disk

  • select disk #: (# stands for the disk number which contains the lost partition)

  • list volume

  • select volume#: (# stands for the volume number of the lost partition)

  • assign letter=g (type a drive letter that is not used)

Bottom Line

Now, you should have a clear idea on how to recover partition without losing data. Besides partition recovery feature, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional also supports aligning partitions to improve the reading and writing speed of HDD and SSD, moving OS partition to SSD/HDD, securely erasing SSD drive and more. Worth your trying.

Emily · Staff Editor
Emily is an English editor of AOMEI Technology; she has a great passion for providing easy solutions for people to tackle with all disk or partition management problems. In addition to writing articles about disk/partition management, she also edits great tutorials on how to back up and restore disk for data security. In her spare time, she loves to learn computer skill to improve herself or stay with her family to enjoy a good day.