Top 2 Ways to Recover Disk Partition Windows 10

Wondering solutions to recover disk partition Windows 10? The recommended partition recovery software and Disk Management could give you a hand.


By Penny / Updated on October 16, 2023

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Help! Can I recover disk partition Windows 10?


Hi! I am using Windows 10 with three partitions. Everything was working fine, but I suddenly found my E partition was missing. I am not tech-savvy to identify the issue, but I want my partition back. Please help me out.

Partition loss results from varied reasons such as accidental deletion, partition table damage, unexpected system shutdowns, improper partition resizing, and virus attacks. Many users might wonder that is it possible to recover the deleted or lost partition on the hard disk. It turns out that it’s possible.

Although you cannot access the data after partition deletion/loss, the data is still on the disk until being overwritten. That means you can retrieve deleted or lost partition and its data before overwriting.

How to recover disk partition in Windows 10?

But how exactly do you recover disk partition Windows 10? First, check your deleted or lost partition via Windows File Explorer. If File Explorer is not your treatment, open your Disk Management to confirm the deleted/lost partition. Second, if there’s no drive letter for the lost partition, you need to assign a drive letter via Disk management. Then the operating system could recognize it.

Except for the above case, the partition recovery software is your priority because it is compatible with a wide range of partition loss scenarios.

Case A. Restore Windows 10 partitions via partition recovery software

How to recover disk partition in Windows 10 without losing data? One of the leading partition recovery software, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional can lend you a hand with four steps. Please note that no overwritten data is essential to a successful partition recovery.

With this powerful and user-friendly program, everyone can recover the deleted/lost NTFS, FAT partitions in Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, and XP (32/64-bit). Moreover, it can support Ext2, Ext3 partition recovery.

In addition, this multifunction disk manager allows you to deal with improper partition size, partition creation, partition resizing for a maximized disk space. You can also use its new features to perform disk conversion between MBR and GPT, OS migration, etc. Please refer to the following steps to recover disk partition Windows 10 within clicks.

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Step 1. Install and run it on your PC. Click “Partition Recovery Wizard” > select the disk that includes your deleted/lost partition > “Next”.


Step 2. Select “Fast Search” to find your deleted/lost partition quickly. Then click the “Next” button. 


Step 3. All the deleted/lost partitions will be displayed. You can select the partition you want to restore and click the “Proceed” button.


Step 4. You’ll see the “Congratulations” message. Please click “Finish” to exit.

Case B. Recover disk partition Windows 10 with Disk Management

Please note that this method is only applicable if your drive letter is missing or without a drive letter. In this case, you could use the Disk Management tool to assign a drive letter. The steps below will show you how to recover a disk partition in Windows 10.

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

Step 2. After seeing all the partitions on the hard disk, locate the lost partition and right-click on it, then select “Change Drive Letter and Paths”.


Step 3. Select “Add” to add a drive letter for the lost partition.

Step 4. Select “Assign the following drive letter” and assign an accessible drive letter for this partition. After rebooting, you can confirm your lost partition is restored or not.  


Related suggestions

If you want to recover disk partition Windows 10 efficiently and safely, you can re-examine the drive letter first to improve the efficiency for partition recovery. If you lost partition because of a drive letter, you could use Disk Management to add a drive letter for this partition.

If you meet these situations like accidental deletion, partition table damage, and improper partition resizing, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional could be a more comprehensive choice.

Moreover, it’s good to focus partially on creating regular backups beforehand. All in all, it’s a pertinent suggestion to avoid data loss. Both Windows features such as the System restore point or free backup software AOMEI Backupper are practical assistants. Why not give the latter freeware a shot? Maybe it can save you from making full or manual backups.

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.