Partition Recovery Windows 10: Restore Deleted or Missing Partitions

Working to restore the deleted/missing partitions for partition recovery Windows 10? Use partition recovery software or Disk Management to resolve this issue on this page.


By Penny / Updated on April 25, 2022

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How do I restore a partition?


Help! I deleted one of my partitions in Windows 10. I cannot find the deleted partition, but I believe it is still on the computer because I haven’t used my PC after the deletion. Could you help me find lost partition Windows 10 and restore this partition? Thanks.

Are you working to restore the deleted/missing partitions like the case above? If you are at a loss on this matter, perhaps this tutorial can broaden your mind.

There are three integrated segments for the successful partition recovery  Windows 10. First, please be calm and adopt the following recommendations. Second, figure out the possible reasons for deleted/missing partitions. Third, select a corresponding solution to perform partition recovery.

How to recover deleted/Missing partition Windows 10?

At the beginning of this part, we’d like to share some practical tips to increase the likelihood of recovering the deleted/missing partitions.

After partition deletion/loss, you’re supposed to shut down the PC and don’t write new data on it. If not, your needed partition will be rendered irrecoverable after overwriting.
Do not rebuild the partition table.
Do not recreate a new partition in the unallocated space.
Do not format the partition.

Now you are at the second stage of re-confirm whether your partition is missing or not. In Windows, there exists allocated space and unallocated space.

Allocated space means the data that the computer is using and keeping tabs. You can view the allocated space using Windows File Explorer. Nevertheless, this utility cannot enable you to view the unallocated space. For the time being, you need to seek assistance from Disk Management.

The unallocated space is the unused space on the hard disk that has not been partitioned into a Volume or Drive. And deleted partitions are identified by some distinguishing characteristics in this space.

Plan A. Restore partition Windows 10 via AOMEI Partition Assistant

If there’s no unallocated space in the Disk Management, moreover, there’s no trace of the deleted partition in the unallocated space, you could recover deleted partition Windows 10 with the partition recovery software. In this case, AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard is your top choice.

First, pioneering technology makes it possible to recover deleted/lost partitions from HDD/SSD/USB/SD card/Memory card. The data stored in partitions is also recoverable without overwriting. When it comes to partition file types, this trustable partition recovery software supports NTFS, FAT partition recovery, and Ext2/Ext3/Ext4 partition recovery.

Second, good compatibility ensures this application runs well with Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10, 11, Vista, and XP (32/64 bit). The simple, intuitive user interface is very user-friendly. With it, even green hands could restore partition Windows 10.

Apart from that, you can get an overview of other fascinating functions of the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

This disk manager allows you to create, split, move, merge, and resize partitions to maximize the usage of disk space.
 This professional converter can help you convert MBR and GPT, basic and dynamic disk, NTFS, and FAT32. 

Please download and begin with the AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard demo version. Only four steps can get your needed partition back.

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Step 1. Install and launch its demo version on your computer. Click the “Recovery Partition Wizard” and locate the disk that includes your deleted partition. Then click the “Next” button.


Step 2. Fast Search” can find your deleted partitions quickly. Then click the “Next” button.


Step 3. Please wait patiently, then you’ll see all the deleted partitions on the hard disk. You can select your needed partition and click the “Proceed” button.


Step 4. After the partition recovery Windows 10, you’ll receive the “Congratulations” message. Then you can click the “Finish” button to exit this window.

Plan B. Create a new simple volume via Disk Management

Besides AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard, you can also create a new simple volume Windows 10 using the Disk Management tool. If you have to deal with the unallocated space using this solution, please pay attention to the following requirements.

First, there exits the unallocated disk space or free space within an extended partition, and you need to log in as an administrator. Second, your deleted/missing partition is visible in the unallocated space.

Step 1. For Windows 10, press “Windows + R” and type “diskmgmt.msc” in the window. You can click “OK” or press the “Enter” key to open the Disk Management utility.

Step 2. Find the unallocated space. Then right-click on it and select the “New Simple Volume” option.


Step 3. Click the “Next” button on the Welcome to the New Simple Volume Wizard window.


Step 4. You can type a smaller simple volume size in the box and click the “Next” button.


Step 5.Assign the following drive letter” with a new letter, then click “Next”.


Step 6. Select “Format this volume with the following settings” > “Perform a quick format” > “Next”. Please ensure the file system is the NTFS file system.


If you want to re-name the “Volume label”, you can change it. After the recovery, you can return to the main Disk Management window.

Bonus tips: Restore Windows 10 recovery partition & prevent partition loss

Have you accidentally deleted the recovery partition? Maybe you’re not. However, you have probably performed a reinstallation or upgrade of your system. In this situation, you have realized the importance of the Windows 10 recovery partition because the recovery partition could prevent system settings from being lost.

If you want to recover the recovery partition Windows 10, you can also utilize AOMEI Partition Assistant. Because if you recover from the recovery drive, the newly added personal files, apps, or customization of settings will lose.

So how to prevent partition loss in the future? You could backup recovery partition and other partitions in advance using the free backup software-AOMEI Backupper. For example, this freeware is accessible for you to backup and restore the D drive.

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.