3 Steps to Scan Hard Disk for Deleted Partitions

How to scan hard disk for deleted partitions? If you accidentally deleted partitions in Windows, you could refer to this tutorial to get deleted partitions back.


By Lora / Updated on November 28, 2022

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"How do I recover a deleted partition in Windows 10?"

Deleting a partition is not a rare case for Windows users. We could conclude a pile of reasons for users to delete a partition.

For space’s sake, mostly, users find there is in lack of space on their hard drive, and then they decide to delete a partition to free up some space;



I accidentally deleted an important partition from the hard disk? Is there any way to recover it now?


- Question from tom’s guide


Regardless of the causes of deleting a partition, they all face problems – data loss. And now they are wondering how to recover deleted partitions.

If you have accidentally deleted partitions, don't worry, this article is aimed at helping users utilize a good partition recovery tool to scan hard disk for deleted partitions.

Best software to scan hard disk for deleted partitions

How to undelete partitions? After accidentally or intentionally deleting a partition, an unallocated space is created. Right-clicking on the “Start” menu > click “Disk Management”, you can view this space.


At this time, some users may attempt to create a new simple volume, reformat this disk, etc., which is fairly dangerous – new data will be written into the drive, causing overwriting.

Once the data in the free space is overwritten, the original info of that deleted partition will be gone for good.

So, all you need to do is to leave it intact, stop using it, and turn to professional experts or software. For time’s sake, utilizing a useful partition recovery tool is a better bet.

AOMEI Partition Assistant is your second-to-none choice.

Easy-to-use. All users could recover lost or deleted partitions in 3 simple steps. 
Multi-functional. It is equipped with features like “Partition Recovery Wizard”, “Clone Partition”, “Merge Partition”, “MBR/GPT Disk Converter”, etc. 
Compatible. It supports deleted partition recovery from HDD/SSD/SD card/USB stick in Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista/Server. 

Even Windows 7 users could restore Win 7 lost partition easily and perfectly. Now download AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Demo to enjoy a free trial.

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  • Stop using the affected disk after deletion to avoid data overwriting.

Step 1. Run the software> click Partition recovery wizard > select the affected drive> Next.


Step 2. Select a search method. Fast Search is recommended for the first scan, if it fails, try Full Search.


Step 3. Select the deleted partition > click Proceed to undelete partitions.


In this way, the software can scan hard disk for deleted partitions within several minutes.

Further reading: prevent partition loss

Utilizing a partition rescue tool to scan hard disk for deleted partition is pretty easy to operate, but you don’t want to repeat the rescue process every time you lose a partition.

Instead, backing up your partitions and data is a wise choice. Also, if you want to sell or restore hard drive, you need to back up the data in it first.

AOMEI Backupper, a good backup tool, could guard your data security with its features - “Partition Backup”, “Disk Backup”, “System Backup”, etc.

Here “Partition Backup” could create an image file of a single volume according to your needs, which could help greatly.

Now download freeware to back up your important partition.

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  • During the backup process, you can check the backup detail any time.
  • While running a backup, click the settings button to “Shutdown/Restart/Hibernate/Sleep PC” on completion if you want.

Step 1. Start AOMEI Backupper > click Backup in the left toolbar > Partition Backup.


Step 2. Click Add Partition or Volume. You could not only back up one partition but select several partitions to back up at once.


Step 3. Select a destination according to your preferences and needs > Start Backup.


Thus, you could have your partition backed up securely.

Partition & data recovery FAQ

In this article, steps to scan hard disk for deleted partitions are given in detail. Users who have the need to learn how to recover a deleted volume could refer to his tutorial.

Moreover, the method to prevent partition and data loss has been introduced as well. After all, a backup can save you from data loss every time. Also, here is more info in case you need.

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.