How to Recover Data from a Partitioned Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7

Have you ever encounter data loss after performing a hard drive partition on your Windows computer? Don’t be panic, just try the method of how to recover data from a partitioned hard drive in this guide to get lost data back.


By Demi / Updated on April 2, 2024

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Common scenario of data loss in partitioned hard drive

For computer novices, the data loss on your computer is undoubtedly one of the most  frustrating events since you may have no idea how to fix lost data. You may partition hard disk in Windows 10 to save files for different purposes. However, unexpected data loss may follow when you finish partitioning the hard drive on your computer.

And things may get worse if you find you lose not only important data saved in the partition but also the partition itself, which lead that you have no access to recover the lost data from the partition.

You may partition the whole hard drive when you intend to better manage your PC data or troubleshoot the issue in the Windows operating system. And sometimes, when you intend to recover data from the hard disk, you may find the hard disk is shown here as “Not Initialized”.

Then, how can you recover data from a partitioned hard drive? Keep reading, and you can get a simple way to get all lost data back from the partitioned hard drive.

How to recover data from a partitioned hard drive via MyRecover

Here is highly recommended the professional data recovery software - MyRecover, which applies to all-inclusive data loss conditions in HDD/SSD, such as hard drive managing, accidental deletion, system crash, virus attack, and so on.

What you can also benefit from MyRecover
✔ Recover more than 200 types of data. It supports recovering more than 200 types of data, which includes but is not limited to texts, pictures, videos, audio, compressed files, etc.
✔ Advanced scanning technology. AOMEI Data recovery for Windows is equipped with the newest scanning algorithm, making it deeply and quickly to scan your partitioned hard drive.
✔ Simple interface and operations. It is such a user-friendly tool for even computer green-hands. Just within three steps, you can finish the process to recover lost data from the partitioned hard drive.

Click the icon below to free download MyRecover on your computer, and follow the three steps below to recover lost files from the partitioned hard drive.

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3 steps to recover data from a partitioned hard drive via MyRecover
Step 1. Run MyRecover on your computer > Hover the mouse over the partition saved deleted files before, and click Scan to scan.

Select Partition To Scan

Step 2. Wait for the scan process to finish. During the process, you can click the folders in the Scanned files list to browse and choose the wanted files you’d like to recover.

Scan Lost Data

Step 3. Make sure you have selected all needed data to recover > Click Recover x files to get the lost files back > Finally, choose a destination to save the selected files.

Recover Lost Data

When the process is complete, go to the exact folder to check the restored files.

Bonus: How to recover data from a deleted partition on a hard drive

What can you do if you accidentally delete a partition during the disk partition management process? How can you recover data from a deleted partition on a hard drive? Don’t panic, you can rely on the partition assistant from the AOMEI family to recover deleted partition together with the data in it.

Free download the Demo version of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional and take a look at how to recover data from a deleted partition on hard drive.

Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional > Click All Tools > Choose Partition Recovery Wizard > Choose the hard disk that contains the partition you need to recover.

Partition Recovery Wizard

Step 2. In the prompt window, choose a proper search method as per your need > Click Next to continue.

Search Method

Step 3. Check the deleted partition from the list and click Proceed.

Select Lost Partition

Step 4. Wait for the process to finish and click Finish when you see Congratulations!

Partition Recovery Finish


That’s all for the detailed instructions about how to recover data from a partitioned hard drive via MyRecover. If the partition in the hard drive is also lost, you can try to recover it using AOMEI Partition Assistant.

To avoid unexpected data loss on your Windows computer, it is suggested to schedule regular partition backup with professional backup software. If this guide helps you, please share it with others.

Demi · Editor
Demi is an editor of FoneTool group as well as a good advisor in the area of iOS-related issues. She does well in finding solutions to people's problems. She enjoys traveling, gardening, and watching movies. She spends most of her free time with her pet and family.