By Emily / Last Updated August 21, 2020

An exFAT partition is deleted by accident!

“I have a 128 GB flash drive formatted with exFAT file system. It contains lots of my favorite applications, but i delete it by mistake on my Windows 10 HP computer. Is there any way to recover exFAT partition? I don’t want to lose anything inside, either. Does anyone have any good ideas? Thanks!”

Possible to recover exFAT partition on Windows?

As we all know, deleting partition will delete every information that you saved on this partition, including the file system structure. So after a partition is accidentally deleted (for instance, input a wrong partition number in DiskPart and execute the delete command), users wonder if it is possible to recover the deleted partition along with the inside contents like the user above.

Luckily, with a proper partition recovery tool like AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional you can recover exFAT partition. In addition to exFAT partition, the NTFS, FAT32, Ext4, Ext3 and Ext2 partition can also be restored after deletion in Windows 10, 8, 7. If you want to recover partition as well as the data, make sure you don’t have made any further operations on this partition (like formatting it, creating a new partition, rebuilding its partition table, and more) since it is deleted. Moreover, it has the free Demo version you can have a try.

How to recover exFAT partition step by step?

To recover an exFAT partition in Windows 10, 8, 7, please execute the following steps.

Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click “Partition Recovery Wizard” and select the disk that contains the exFAT partition before.

Partition Recovery Wizard

Step 2. Choose a method to scan the selected disk (quick search or full search) to search for the deleted exFAT partition.

Fast Search

Note: If the selected disk is an MBR disk and the deleted partition exists the area over 2TB, please convert MBR to GPT first and then scan it.

Step 3. Select the lost exFAT partition from the search result and click on “Proceed”. And you can double click it and check the inside files or folders.

Select Partition

Step 4. When the “Congratulations” appears, click ”Finish” to exit this window. Then you can check whether the exFAT partition has been restored in Disk Management or the File Explorer.


If you have deleted the boot partition by accident and Windows cannot boot up successfully, you can use this software to create an emergency boot disk (that has the standalone version AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional) to boot your computer, and then recover deleted boot partition without an operating system.

Further discussion on restoring exFAT partition

The above program and method is a great choice when you accidentally delete an exFAT partition. However, if you cannot see the exFAT partition in File Explorer just because it does not have a drive letter, you can easily get it back by assigning it a new drive letter again. To do so, you can make use of Disk Management or DiskPart command line.

1. Disk Management

Open Disk Management by pressing Win+R, input “Diskmgmt.msc” in the box, and hit on “Enter”. Right click the deleted exFAT partition (it is shown as unallocated space here), select “Change Drive Letter and Path...”, then follow the prompt to reassign it a new drive letter.

Add Drive Letter

2. DiskPart command line

Open DiskPart command window: press Win+R, input diskpart inside, and hit on Enter. In the window, excute the commands in order:

list disk> select disk #>list volume> select volume #> assign letter=

Recover Lost Partition Cmd


After scanning through this post, you can easily recover exFAT partition in Windows 10, 8, 7. Apart from partition recovery feature, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional also offers many other great disk partition management functions such as resize exFAT partition, clone exFAT partition, migrate OS to SSD/HDD, convert disk between MBR and GPT without removing partitions, etc. To enjoy such amazing functions on Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003, you can use AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.