(Recommended) Recover Deleted NTFS Partitions Safely in Windows 11, 10

Want to recover deleted NTFS partitions without losing data? In this tutorial, professional NTFS partition recovery software and CMD can help you out.


By Penny / Updated on November 29, 2022

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What is NTFS partition recovery?

NTFS (New Technology File System) is a proprietary journaling file system developed by Microsoft. It is widely used among users due to its file system journaling, increased storage space, reliability, etc.


If you accidentally deleted partitions in Windows 7, 8, 10, or 11, your operating system will be unable to read your partition and access files saved on it.

Besides, bad sectors, partition table damage, improper partition resizing, and virus attacks are also partition loss reasons. 

How to recover deleted NTFS partitions?

After deletion, the space occupied by the deleted/lost partition could be identified as unallocated space.

If you want to access and reuse these partitions, you need to seek help from Disk Management or professional NTFS partition recovery software instead of Windows File Explorer.

Please put the following tips into practice. That’s how we can increase the likelihood of NTFS partition recovery.

  • After deletion/loss, stop using your PC as quickly as you can.
  •  Do not add new data on the partition.
  • Do not reformat the partition.
  • Do not rebuild the partition table.

Way 1. Recover deleted NTFS partitions without losing data

For data security, you can utilize AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional to recover deleted NTFS partitions before data coverage. This professional NTFS partition recovery software has earned its reputation due to two highlights.

First, it is a powerful and user-friendly utility that allows you to recover the deleted/lost NTFS, FAT, Ext2, Ext3, and Ext4 partitions in all versions of Windows.
Second, as a multifunction disk manager, you can create, resize, move, merge, and split partitions to maximize disk space using it. Meanwhile, disk conversion between MBR and GPT, and OS migration are also allowed.

You can download and try out its demo version first, and everyone can recover deleted NTFS partitions within easy four steps.

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Step 1. Download and install it on your computer. Click “Partition Recovery Wizard”, and select the disk that includes your deleted/lost NFFS partition, then click “Next”.


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


Step 3. After the scanning process, you can see your deleted/lost partition on the hard disk. Then select the partition you want to recover and click the “Proceed” button.


Step 4. After the process, you can click “Finish” to exit this window after seeing the “Congratulations” message.

Way 2. Recover deleted NTFS partitions using CMD

If the deleted NTFS partition is visible in Disk Management but marked with an asterisk, you only need to change drive letter CMD, and the operating system could recognize the deleted partition.

But some of you might be wondering “how do I assign a drive letter in command prompt?” If you’re familiar with CMD, you can refer to the explicit instructions below.

Step 1. Press the “Windows + R” keys to open the Run window. Then enter “diskmgmt.msc” and click “OK” to open Disk Management.

Step 2. Locate your deleted/lost partition and remember its size. Then the deleted partition space will be marked as unallocated space.

Step 3. Enter “cmd” in the search bar and select “Run as administrator”.

Step 4. Type “diskpart” in the window and press “Enter”.

Step 5. Type “list disk” and press “Enter”. Then you can see all the partitions on the computer.

Step 6. Type “select disk #” and press “Enter” (# means the number of the hard drive including the lost partition).

Step 7. Type “list volume” and press “Enter”.

Step 8. Type “select volume #” and press “Enter” (# means the number of the lost partition). Type “assign letter #” and press “Enter” (# means a drive letter that can be used).


Step 9. Exit this window and check your deleted partition is recovered or not.

Wrapping up

NTFS partition loss is common because nobody can avoid errors during disk management. In a nutshell, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is your top choice for NTFS partition recovery as long as there’s no data overwritten.

There’s no need to exaggerate the seriousness of regular backups. If you suffer data loss like this case without accessible backups, and you’ve executed written performances, what can you do? Therefore, why not consider this freeware backup software, AOMEI Backupper to create automatic, incremental, differential backups to keep your data safe.

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.