How to Easily Recover Accidentally Deleted Partition in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7?

Accidentally deleted partitions in Windows? Don't panic! This tutorial offers a feasible means for users who need to restore accidentally deleted partitions.


By Lora / Updated on July 1, 2022

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"How do I recover an accidentally deleted partition?"


Last night I was trying to install windows 7. But I accidentally deleted the partition for my storage drive, which was just an NTFS formatted 2TB drive. Is there any remedy to recover my partition?




Users tend to meet accidental partition deletion issues. No matter how prudent and cautious you are, human errors are inevitable.

When running into this kind of situation, you may feel remorse about your carelessness and search for loads of methods to seek remedies to scan hard disks for deleted partitions.

What’s more, you may find plenty of people running into the same problems as you did. You may ask, is it possible to restore deleted partition on earth?


Is the accidentally deleted partition recoverable?

Sure! Take it easy! Things do not always go this worse. To begin with, let us make it clear how partitions work.

Disk partitioning is the act of defining storage space on a hard drive. To facilitate disk management, the hard disk can be divided into multiple partitions through the operating system.

Different partitions can undertake different tasks. Some partitions are in charge of booting and giving support. If you have got the boot partition deleted, the Windows PC will fail to boot.

You might receive a warning message like this.


For example, you can divide the disk into system partition, data partition, data backup partition, and other partitions with different sizes, locations, and functions.

In this way, users can quickly and effectively deal with partition loss.

Confronting partition loss, here sure is a remedy to take. Lost partition recovery is possible to carry out as long as they are not overwritten.

So stop using your partition to perform read and write operations once it was lost. Then how to restore deleted partition?

How to restore accidentally deleted partition?

In general, it will be fairly difficult to restore deleted partition on your own.

Commands like the Recover command in CMD could only help you recover only one readable file each time from a corrupted hard disk, which is not suitable for your situation.

In addition, you might misuse those commands like "clean", "attrib", etc., increasing further damage risk.

To easily recover an accidentally deleted hard disk partition, you may as well use a professional partition recovery tool to achieve your goal.

AOMEI Partition Assistant, which is convenient, simple, and safe to operate, is ready to help you.

It is easy to use, setting no barriers for ordinary users. 
It assists you to retrieve deleted partitions from HDD/SSD/USB/SD card, etc. 
Work perfectly with NTFS/FAT32/exFAT/ext3/ext4. 
Compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista, etc.

Follow the steps to restore accidentally deleted partitions within 3 simple steps.

Fast Search” may facilitate your lost partition to be quickly found. While “Full Search” will scan every sector of your disk, correspondingly, it is more time-consuming. Choose this type if “Fast Search” fails. 
When the search ends, information about your lost partition will be presented. For instance, you can check for its file system, capacity, location, and flag.

Step 1. Install and launch the AOMEI Partition Assistant Demo version.

Download Demo Win 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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Step 2. Find “Partition Recovery Wizard” in “Wizards” on the left side of this panel. Select the disk in which lies your lost partition, and then click “Next” to continue.


Step 3. You will see two search types, choose anyone that meets your preference and time budget. Then click “Next” to move on to the next step.


Step 4. Then your lost partition will be shown in the list box, select the one that needs to be recovered, then click “Proceed” to commence the recovery process.


Thus your deleted partition will be back successfully and safely. This software always devotes itself to scanning hard drives for deleted partitions

How to prevent future risk?

When the recovery is done, what else can users do? Absolutely you are supposed to do something to prevent yourself from falling into the same or similar dilemma.

To get rid of the risk you may confront in the future, making a backup is a priority. After all, repairing a house before it rains is the best bet all the time.

With AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can also back up the partition which loads your precious memories, important files, or games.

It is highly recommended that you take advantage of the inbuilt useful utility “Clone Partition” to meet your need for a reassuring backup.

Make a backup with AOMEI Partition Assistant

Clone Partition Quickly” only allows cloning the existing files in your partition. Moreover, before cloning, the partition will be resized. While “Sector-by-Sector Clone” will make a clone version of your whole partition.
You need an unallocated space as the destination of your cloned partition, if there is no one, please shrink a partition to create one.
If the chosen unallocated space lies in an SSD, make sure to tick the “Optimize the performance of SSD”.

Step 1. Install and start AOMEI Partition Assistant to try a free trial.

Step 2. Select your important partition, right-click on it, choose “Clone Partition” in the list.


Step 3. Two modes of cloning are prepared for users. Choose any one that meets your satisfaction. Here we recommend you choose "Clone Partition Quickly". Then click “Next” to go on.


Step 4. Choose an unallocated space as a destination space to save your cloned partition. Then click “Next” to move on.


Step 5. Resize the partition manually as you like. Then click “Finish”.


Step 6. When finished, you can preview the cloning result, click "Proceed>Apply” in the upper-left corner to confirm your operation.


Now that the important files are copied and saved appropriately, your partition security will be improved.


When accidentally deleted partitions, there is no need to panic, here the remedy and precautions are well prepared for you to adopt.

With the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can restore accidentally deleted partitions on Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP with ease.

Also, if you want to recover data from a partition, you could turn to MyRecover.

Using this tool, it will be an easy task to restore permanently deleted files.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.