Four Steps to Recover Deleted Ext3 Partitions in Windows 11, 10

How to recover deleted Ext3 partition safely? This tutorial can help you recover Ext3/Ext4 partitions in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7 using a partition recovery tool.


By Penny / Updated on October 28, 2022

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How do I recover a deleted Ext3 partition?


Hi! I made a stupid mistake deleting my Ext3 partition because I thought it was another partition. Now it’s in the unallocated space. Can I do something to get it back or retrieve my data? Thanks.

If you fail to access the Ext3/Ext4 partition in Windows Explorer, you can utilize Disk Management to view your Ext3/Ext4 partition. Disk Management is a good driver to execute advanced storage tasks. The space occupied by the deletion space is unallocated space, which you can access it using this system utility in Windows.

If there are no written performances after deletion, facts have proved that it’s possible to recover deleted Ext3/Ext4 partitions. Ext3 (the third extended filesystem) is commonly used by the Linux kernel. Ext4 is developed as the successor to Ext3. Please scroll down to get more details about partition recovery.

Useful suggestions to avoid data loss again

The deletion could wipe out the size and the type of the deleted partition, but the data might still be on your computers before overwritting.

Without a doubt, data coverage could decrease the chances of partition recovery and data recovery. Thus, this part tends to offer you some practical tips to avoid data loss before partition recovery.

Stop using your computer and don’t make any changes to it after deletion.  
Do not rebuild the partition table or reformat the partition.
Do not recreate a new partition in the unallocated space.
Select a trustable solution and follow it carefully to recover Ext3/Ext4 partitions.

How to recover deleted Ext3/Ext4 partitions?

So how to recover deleted Ext3/Ext4 partitions safely? At the moment, here comes AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard with many exciting features. This reliable disk manager is a good assistant for you to recover deleted Ext2, Ext3, Ext4 partitions and NTFS, FAT, exFAT partitions in Windows within easy clicks.

You can use it to resize, move partition, merge, split partitions without losing data, as well as migrate OS to SSD or HHD.
 This multifunction converter allows you to perform disk conversions between MBR to GPT, the basic disk to a dynamic disk, NTFS to FAT32, etc. 

Download its demo version on your Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP (32/64-bit) computers to recover deleted Ext3/Ex4 partitions!

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Step 1. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional on your PC. Select “Partition Recovery Wizard” > your desired disk > “Next”.


Step 2. You’re advised to select “Fast Search” to find your deleted Ext3 partition quickly. And click the “Next” button.


Step 3. You will see all the partitions on this hard disk. Select your needed partition and click the “Proceed” button to begin the recovery process.


Step 4. Wait patiently, then you can click the “Finish” button to exit this window after seeing the “Congratulations” message.

Related suggestions

Are you seeking feasible solutions to recover Ext3 partitions and Ext4 partitions? You can read and get efficient Ext3 recovery software to address this problem on this page.

If you also want to retrieve the desired data saved on your Ext3/Ext4 partition, please ensure you have not executed any written performances after deleting Ext3/Ext 4 partitions.

So how to tackle this issue at source? The answer is the regular backups. 

  • Make good use of Windows features such as the System image or System restore point  to make a complete PC backup.
  • Utilize free backup software for Windows, AOMEI Backupper to make automatic, incremental, differential backups. You can also use it to sync local files and folders to your USB drive or cloud drive as you like.
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.