Easy Guide: How to Restore Hard Drive Partitions?

If you want to restore hard drive partitions, rest assured, this tutorial about hard drive partition recovery can help you get partitions back in 3 steps.


By Lora / Updated on November 15, 2022

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"How do I recover a hard drive partition?"

Most of the hard drive partitions take charge of data storage, storing and keeping the users’ personal data safe.

If you have lost or accidentally deleted hard drive partitions, your data and files will be inaccessible, which is an annoying issue.

However, this happens often while users manage their hard drives and partitions.


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Hello! I need your help. I deteled my hdd partition through command prompt with diskpart and now I try to get it back. Any help is really really appreciated! Thank you for your time!


- Question from Tom’s hardware


But that’s not the end of the world; there are still chances for partition recovery. Now, this tutorial will offer you 2 methods corresponding to different situations.

Following them could guide you through methods to restore hard drive partition.


How to restore hard drive partitions?

How to restore partition on hard drive? We must start with the status of your partitions. The method you choose depends on how you have lost the partitions.

If your partitions are just vanished/missing, but you didn’t delete them, it might be due to the lack of a drive letter.

If you have deleted hard drive partitions accidentally/intentionally, you may turn to partition recovery tools.

Method 1. Recover lost hard drive partition using commands

Drive letter loss leads to partition loss. If your partitions disappeared, but you committed no deletion, a drive letter loss might be the case. Given this, Command prompt, an excellent in-built tool, could help you.

Command Prompt can help users manage their hard drives with commands and parameters. Using the Recover command in CMD, you could also recover readable info from hard disks.

It is not foolproof; it only works when partitions are lost because of drive letter loss. 
As a command-line app, it is difficult to handle; please use it with care. 
Replace the drive letter with the actual number of the partition on your PC.

Step 1. Run Command Prompt as administrator > input diskpart.

Step 2. Input list disk > select disk 2. Select the affected drive.

Step 3. Input list volume > select volume 4. Select the partition with no letter > input assign letter = g. Remember to use a letter that is never used.


In this way, you could recover lost hard drive partition.

Method 2. Recover deleted hard drive partitions effortlessly

Then how to restore partition on hard drive that was deleted? Using commands is challenging for ordinary users and somehow dangerous; are there any easier ways?

When deleting a partition, whether accidentally or on purpose, a new free space will be created and marked as “Unallocated”. This new space will be ready to be overwritten by new data.


At this time, you need to perform unallocated partition recovery.

And it is better not to do any data write-in operation (create a new simple volume/rebuild MBR, etc.). Otherwise, your data in it will be gone for good.

Instead, utilizing an efficient partition recovery tool is your second-to-none choice. With the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant, you can restore hard drive partition within only 3 simple steps and keep the data in it intact.

Easy. A graphical user interface facilitates users to operate it without difficulties. 

Versatile. It assists users in managing their partitions and drives: merge/split/format/convert/create partitions, etc. 

Compatible. It is available on Windows 11/10/8/7/Vista/XP.

Now download it to perform partition recovery from external and internal hard drives like SSD/HDD/SD card/USB.

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Stop using the hard drive after deletion to maximize the recovery rate.

Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant > Partition recovery wizard > select the relevant hard drive > Next.


Step 2. Choose search mode to locate the deleted partition. Fast Search is recommended for the first time.


Step 3. Select the affected hard disk partition > Proceed.


After processing, you can successfully recover deleted partition from hard drive within 3 easy steps. This tool can always scan hard disks for deleted partitions very quickly and securely.

Partition recovery FAQ

Practical methods to restore hard drive partitions have been elaborated on in this post. Users could refer to them and choose one corresponding to their partition loss scenarios.

Lora · Editor
Lora is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is also a tester and editor of AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. -- "Keep testing, write the most useful tutorials for helping people recover the lost data for Windows and phones" is the most meaningful thing for her. Dedicated to creating helpful tutorials, she hopes her tutorial can assist users to effortlessly solve data loss problems on their personal computers and mobile phones.