[5 Steps] Recover Ext4, Ext3 or Ext2 Partition in Windows

Refer to this post to realize how to easily and effectively recover lost or deleted Ext4/Ext3/Ext2 partition without losing data.


By Bryce / Updated on October 7, 2023

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Oops! I accidentally deleted the Ext4 partition on my external hard drive.

“My Seagate external hard drive owns two partitions: One is NTFS and the other is Ext4 partition. However, I have deleted the Ext4 partition mistakenly on Windows 10 PC. How can I recover the Ext4 partition in Windows?”

Ext4 partition recovery software for Windows PC

Ext4 is a file system format for Linux operating system and you are unable to access it in Windows Explorer but you can see it in Disk Management. Once it is deleted, it will be unallocated space. But don’t worry, deletion only remove its partition type, size, etc. and the data saved on it still exist, if you don't overwrite it, you can recover the deleted Ext4 partition easily as long as you employ reliable partition recovery software.

Here AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is a nice choice to recover Linux partition in Windows. It works well with Windows 10/8.1/8/7, XP, and Vista and can complete Ext4/Ex3/Ex2 partition recovery just within a few clicks without any efforts. After the partition is recovered, the files saved on the data will be restored as well.
What’s more, it can also recover deleted NTFS, FAT32, and exFAT partition in Windows. It can recover deleted or lost partition on external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, system hard drive, etc.

Five steps to recover Ext4/Ext3/Ext2 partition

Warning: To recover deleted Ext4/Ext3/Ext2 partition in Windows in success, it’s not advised to reformat or overwrite the partition after partition deletion.

Now, install the partition recovery software and follow those steps to recover Ext4 partition.

☞ Tip: You can free download the demo version of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to have a try at first!

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Step 1. Fire up the great partition recovery software, click Recover> Partition Recovery.

Partition Recovery Wizard For Ext4

Step 2. In this window, choose the disk that contains the deleted/ lost Ext4 partition and click Next.

Select Disk

Step 3. Here offer two search methods for you to choose from. Usually, Fast Search is enough to restore the Ext4 partition.

Fast Search Or Full Research

Step 4. Select the partition you wish to recover from the list and click Proceed.


Step 5. Just wait patiently for the process to complete. Then, you’ll see a message saying that the partition has been recovered successfully. Click Finish.


After the Ext4 partition recovered, you can see it in Disk Management again. As mentioned above, Ext4 is the file system for Linux and Windows can’t read Linux partition. If you want to access Ext4 partition in Windows, you can use third-party software, like DiskInternals Linux Reader.

✍ Notes:
► This feature only supports recovering lost/deleted partitions. If you need to recover files from corrupted or formatted partitions, you can use data recovery software.
► If Fast Search can’t find the lost/ deleted Ext4 partition, try Full Search in Step 3.
► It’s not allowed to recover lost/deleted partition on 4096-byte sector hard drives.
► You can recover deleted partition on Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003 via AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Final words

In a nutshell, you can recover Ext4 partition simply and effectively via partition recovery software, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. And It is featured with Make Bootable Media function, able to create a Windows bootable USB drive. Then, you can boot your PC whose boot partition is deleted from the bootable USB drive and then recover the deleted boot partition.

Besides, this software can complete many operations about partition and disk, such as, recovering lost data, converting dynamic disk into basic, converting MBR disk into GPT without data loss, migrating OS from HDD to SSD, and so on.

Bryce · Staff Editor
Bryce is an editor of AOMEI Technology, he covers backup & restore, hard disk & partitions management, cloud files transfer, website & database backup and so on for AOMEI. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He enjoys helping people find solutions to their problems. He loves traveling, Sleeping, reserching and so on. He would like to spend all time on reaserching computer problems. He is a very cute boy.