Best Way to Recover Accidentally Deleted Partition Windows 7

Accidentally deleted partition Windows 7? Get comprehensive solutions to recover deleted partition Windows 7 and avoid partition loss on this page.


By Penny / Updated on April 2, 2024

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How do I recover a deleted partition in Windows 7?


Unluckily, I have accidentally deleted one partition while installing the operating system. Then the Windows OS works well. However, I still want to get this missing partition back because there’re many precious photos. So is there any way to recover the accidentally deleted partition from Windows 7? Thanks.

Luckily, it is proven to be recoverable. Thus, there’s no need for you to be too concerned. More importantly, it’s better to act than to think. And the following suggestions could give you a long boost in the successful partition recovery.

▶Reduce the usage of your computer and don’t execute any written performances after deletion. If possible, you’d better shut down the PC.

▶Do not format the partition.

▶Do not rebuild the partition table.

▶Do not create a new partition in the unallocated space.

▶Utilize a trustable and efficient solution. Otherwise, don’t try arbitrarily.


How to recover deleted partition Windows 7?

In some cases, the deleted partition is not missing. That means this partition is just invisible to you on the computer. Therefore, you’re supposed to reconfirm it using the advanced storage tool-Disk Management.

If your deleted partition becomes a space with an asterisk in Disk Management, you can use CMD to recover this partition by re-assigning the drive letter. Please note that this solution is only applicable to this specific situation.

Aside from that, you can use a more comprehensive solution to recover deleted partition Windows 7 in the following part.

Recover deleted partition Windows 7 without data loss

Professional partition recovery software-AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard is your top choice to recover the accidentally deleted partition Windows 7 due to three highlights.


AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard can recover the deleted/lost partitions from HDD/SSD/USB/SD card with four steps. Meanwhile, it supports NTFS, FAT partition recovery, and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 partition recovery. And it’s possible to retrieve the data saved in the recoverable partitions.

AOMEI Partition Assistant also works as a multifunction disk manager for you to create, merge, move, split, resize partitions, etc. That’s how we manage our partitions using it.


This professional program renders an easy-to-operate interface and simple operating steps for users. It is also compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11, Vista, and XP (32/64-bit).


The use of cutting-edge technology ensures security. To be more specific, it can save you from data/partition loss, etc.

Please start with its demo version by downloading it.

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Step 1. Install and launch it on your computer, then select “Partition Recovery Wizard”. Locate the disk that contains your accidentally deleted partition Windows 7, and click the “Next” button.


Step 2. You can select “Fast Search” to find your accidentally deleted partition quickly. If it fails, you can select “Full Search”. Then click “Next”.


Step 3. You’ll see all the deleted partitions on the window. Select the deleted partition you want to restore and click the “Proceed” button to start the recovery process.


Step 4. After recovery, click “Finish” to exit this window. You can open Windows File Explorer or go to Disk Management to check it.

Some users could ask “how do I restore my boot partition?” The boot partition is irreplaceable to booting the PC. Without the boot partition, users even cannot boot their computers.

If you accidentally deleted the boot partition Windows 7/8/10/11, you can also use the AOMEI Partition Assistant to create bootable media. After that, you need to alter the boot order to boot from the bootable USB flash drive. Then repeat the preceding steps to restore the boot partition.

Please pay attention that bootable media needs to format the USB flash drive. So you’re supposed to use a new USB or create backups in time.

The most efficient way to avoid partition loss: AOMEI Backupper

There’s no better way than making a regular backup to avoid partition/data loss. Given that you’re not allowed to create separate partition backups using Windows System image or System restore, you can use AOMEI Backupper to make “Partition Backup,” “Disk Backup.” Furthermore, this backup software could save you from complicated steps. At the moment, let’s take the partition backup as an example.

  Tips: During the process, you can click the “Shutdown/Restart/Hibernate/Sleep PC” setting buttons to change the process.
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Step 1. Install and launch AOMEI Backupper on the computer, click “Backup” on the left panel, and select the “Partition Backup” option.


Step 2. Click “Add Partition or Volume”. And you’re allowed to make several partition backups at the same time.


Step 3. Specify a destination location to save your partition backups, and click the “Start Backup” button.


Wrapping up

Accidentally deleted partition Windows 7? Read this tutorial to get the most efficient solution to recover deleted partition Windows 7. If you want to restore the accidentally deleted boot partition Windows 7, AOMEI Partition Assistant is also feasible to resolve the issue of the deleted partition now won’t boot.

Meanwhile, it’s time to make backups regularly via AOMEI Backupper. It’s an efficient way to break the cycle of partition loss. If you only need to recover Word/Excel/PPT files, the free WinfrGUI is ideal.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.