D Drive Data Recovery: How to Get It Back with Ease

How to recover D drive data on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7? Here, some effective D drive data recovery solutions are provided.


By AOMEI / Updated on June 4, 2024

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Due to many reasons, D drive data may be lost. Like the C drive, the D drive can be a secondary storage device or a partition created in the same internal hard disk that can store any type of file. If used as a local drive, it will hold local files and folders, files related to software installation, and system files used to run the device.

You may encounter various errors while using the D drive, such as D drive not appearing, D drive is not accessible, D drive data is lost, etc. Here, we will focus on data loss on D drive.

To successfully recover deleted data from D drive, you should understand the possible reasons for data loss. After that, take appropriate measures to recover the data. The following content lists some possible reasons for data loss on D drive. Then, some available methods are provided to perform D drive data recovery.


D Drive

The reasons for D drive data loss

Usually, accidental deletion is the main cause of data loss on D drive. Secondly, virus or malware attack can also make the data on D drive disappear. After formatting the D drive without backup, your D drive data will also be lost. Finally, system updates and other reasons will also lose D drive data.

How to recover D drive data? This article provides you with 5 methods of D drive data recovery, you can choose one that suits you most.

✦ Option 1. Use MyRecover to perform D drive data recovery

✦ Option 2. Recover D drive data in the Recycle Bin

✦ Option 3. Rescan D drive to recover lost data

✦ Option 4. Try System Restore to recover D drive data

✦ Option 5. Perform D drive data recovery with Windows File Recovery

How to get D drive data back on Windows 11/10/8/7 [5 Options]

Here in this part, we’ll introduce 5 tested methods on how to recover deleted data from D drive and provide a step-by-step guide.  

▶ Option 1. Recover D drive data via MyRecover

I highly recommended to try the professional data recovery freeware MyRecover. With strong technical support and an intuitive GUI, it enables you to recover lost/ deleted files and folders from a D drive or restore data from a formatted D drive just within a few clicks. Have a look at how it works.

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Step 1. Select D drive first.

Hover the mouse over your target drive, such as D: and click Scan.

Scan D Drive

Step 2. Waiting for the scan results.

The scanning process will start automatically. You can use the Search or Filter feature to locate your lost files quickly here.

Scan Lost Data

Step 3. Click Recover xx files.

After that, choose the data you want to recover. Click Recover xx files and choose a destination path to save it.

Choose Lost Photos

▶ Option 2. Recover D drive data in the Recycle Bin

If you have accidentally deleted the data from the D drive, you can simply recover the data from the D drive via Recycle Bin. Generally, files will be recycled into the Recycle Bin after deletion. When you encounter data loss, please follow the steps below to perform D drive data recovery via Recycle Bin.

Step 1. Locate and double-click Recycle Bin on your computer to open it.

Step 2. Locate the files you have deleted from D drive.

Step 3. Right-click these files and then scroll down the mouse button to select All D Disk Data. Then release the mouse, right-click on one of these files, and click on the "Restore" option. After that, the selected files will be restored.

Click Restore

▶ Option 3. Rescan D drive to recover lost data

The Rescan Disks in Disk Management enable you to recover the D drive data easily. Please follow the next steps to figure out how to use it.

Step 1. Press Windows + R” and type “diskmgmt.msc” in the window, then click “OK” to open Disk Management.

Step 2. Click “Action” > “Rescan Disks”. Check if the D drive is available after re-scanning all the disks.


▶ Option 4. Try System Restore to recover D drive data

When you encounter with D drive data loss, System Restore enables users to revert their computers’ state (system files, installed applications, Windows Registry, and system settings) to a previous time point.

Meanwhile, personal files such as documents, music, pictures, and videos will be not affected. But for Windows 10, you need to enable system restore Windows 10 first, then create system restore points manually. Let’s show how to restore D drive in Windows 10.

Step 1. Press “Windows” and type “Create a restore point” in the search bar, then click “Open”.


Step 2. Click System Restore > “Next”.


Step 3. Select your needed restore point from the list, and click “Scan for affected programs” to re-confirm all the deleted drives and programs. Then “Close” this window.


Step 4. Click “Next”. Then confirm your selected restore point again and click “Finish”.

Step 5. Restore your PC from your desired restore point by clicking the “Yes” button. Then your computer will be rebooted. Your system will be restored to the selected restore point after the process. Then you can “Close” it.

▶ Option 5. Perform D drive data recovery with Windows File Recovery

Windows File Recovery is a command prompts software from Microsoft to recover deleted files in Windows 10 version 2004 and Windows 11. Here is how to recover data from D drive with it.

Step 1. Type Microsoft Store on the search box and select the top result.

Step 2. In Microsoft Store, search for Windows File Recovery and press Enter.

Step 3. It will show you the search results. Click Get to download and install the Windows File Recovery tool.


Step 4. After the installation process completes, click the Open button. If you don’t want to use it now, just close the Microsoft Store.

Step 5. To use it later, open your Start menu and type Windows File Recovery. Then, select Run as administrator and Yes to allow User Account Control.


Step 6. To recover the “music” folder from the D: drive to H: drive, input the command:

winfr D: H: /extensive /n \music\

Music should be replaced with the name of the folder that you want to restore from the D drive.
D is the source drive from which you want to retrieve data; H is the drive to which you restore data.

Final words

This article summarizes the possible reasons for data loss from D drive and provides methods to recover data from D drive. If you want to know how to recover data from D drive, please follow this post! It introduces you five proven methods to recover deleted data from D drive on Windows. Choose the most suitable method for you according to your situation.

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