By Dervish / Last Updated April 14, 2022

About deleted NTFS partition

The NTFS (short for New Technology File System) partition is widely used to store your personal files, folders, documents, videos owing to its better overall performance.

However, sometimes, you may accidentally delete this partition or the partition gets lost owing to improper operation, virus attack, power failure, bad sectors, and more. And the deleted partition will be marked as unallocated space in the Disk Management or similar tools.

Can you recover deleted NTFS partition in Windows 11/10/8/7?

Sometimes, your partition will become unallocated space. That means your data is erased from this partition and you cannot access it unless your format it again.

Are you supposed to reformat this partition for reuse? The answer is no. Your data on the partition does not go forever and it’s still there. You can recover it before reformatting this partition, adding new items to this partition, rebuilding its partition table. One more thing, do not use it for any purpose before recovery.

How to recover deleted NTFS partition in Windows 11/10/8/7?

Deleted NTFS partition recovery is the first thing you should do when your partition suddenly becomes unallocated space. After that, you can do whatever you like.

To recover deleted partition in Windows 10 free, you need proper NTFS partition recovery software. I highly recommend you AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional

AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is free partition recovery software, which can help you recover deleted NTFS partition without any hassle. At the same time, you can recover the accidentally deleted boot partition in Windows 10. And it supports all kinds of Windows operating system, including Windows XP/7/8/10/11. Thus, no matter what operating system you use, you can recover partition through this software.

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Recover deleted partition in Windows 11/10/8/7

Step 1. Find the lost partition in Disk Management.

1. Press Win + R to summon the Run window.

2. Type diskmgmt.msc in the pop-up window and press OK to open the next window.

3. View and find the partition marked as unallocated space in the Disk Management, and then remember its size.

Step 2. Deleted NTFS partition recovery in Windows 11/10/8/7.

1. Download NTFS recovery software AOMEI Partition Assistant and run it.

2. Click Partition Recovery Wizard on the left panel.

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3. Select the disk containing deleted NTFS partition and click Next.


4. Select Fast Search. This is the recommended choice. It takes less time. Select Full Search at the next time if your partition cannot be restored successfully.


5. Select the deleted partition to recover and click Proceed. For security, you can click Explore files in this selected partition and view the files in the partition to confirm.

6. Click Finish to exit this window and then check if you can access your partition and data.


Besides partition recovery, AOMEI Partition Assistant can do more things, such as, extend system partition, fix raw hard drive to NTFS, convert GPT to MBR without losing data using command prompt, and so on.

If you want to recover deleted NTFS partition in Windows Server 2008/2012/2016/2019/2022, you are supposed to upgrade to AOMEI Partition Assistant Server.

Wrapping things up

If you do not add new items to this partition, reformat this partition, rebuild its partition table or use it for any purpose before recovery, you can recover deleted NTFS partition and data.

For deleted NTFS partition recovery, proper software is needed. As you can see from above, AOMEI Partition Assistant is a great choice. With it, all things become very easy. You just need to follow the instructions on the above and you can recover your partition in Windows 10/8/7/XP without extra effort.

Besides recovery, AOMEI Partition Assistant offer you others useful features, such as, move partition to end of disk, make bootable media, clone Windows to USB drive, etc.

Download AOMEI Partition Assistant and enjoy your new journey.