By Stephanie / Last update March 14, 2022

“I am trying to recover a partition on my Seagate 3TB. There are two partitions in the disk. One of them was deleted in windows, using default options. I put lots of personal files including photos, documents, and videos. Is there any way to find the deleted partition back? How can I recover the data in Seagate hard drive?”

External hard drive, as a portable storage device, facilitates our daily life and work. Seagate Technology, based in the United States, is a world-renowned maker of storage equipment, most hard drives. Seagate helps people all around the world by supplying certified, affordable, and diverse hard disks for a variety of applications.

PC users, hobbyists, and laptop manufacturers all love Seagate drives. They are inexpensive, readily available, and well-known for their dependability. Unfortunately, even for Seagate, data can get lost from Seagate hard drive for unknown reasons.

How to recover Seagate lost partitions?

People who lost or delete the Seagate partition or data would wonder how to recover them. Here is an easy way to perform Seagate partition recovery, that is using a professional partition recovery tool, AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard.

AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard, a built-in feature in AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, is created to recover lost or deleted partitions including FAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4 in Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista.

✿✿Features of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional

AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is a full-functioning disk manager. It helps users to manage the disk with no effort. With more than 10 years of technic research, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional has won plenty of reputation all around the world.

►Outstanding disk manager: resize partition, move partition, merge partitions, split partition, format partition, create partition, align partition, etc.
►Converter & wizards: MBR/GPT disk converter, dynamic/basic disk converter, NTFS/FAT 32converter, primary/logical partition converter, partition recovery wizard, make bootable CD wizard, Windows to go creator, APP mover Wizard, etc.

Detailed steps to recover lost partition on Seagate external hard drive

Follow the detailed steps below to perform Seagate partition recovery. You can download AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional demo version first.

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Step 1: Install and open AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Choose Partition Recovery Wizard on the left panel and select the disk including the lost partition. Click on “Next”.


Step 2: Select Fast Search. It is recommended to select Fast Search the first time because it saves more time than Full Search. If it fails to find the lost partition, you can try Full Search again. Then click on “Next”.


Step 3: You will see the list of all lost or deleted partitions, and you can select the one you want to recover.


Step 4: After the partition recovery process completes, click “Finish” to exit after you see the message “congratulations”.


Then you can open Windows File Explorer to check whether the lost partition in Seagate external hard drive is visible and accessible. If the data in the lost partition hasn’t been covered or overwritten by new data, it will be recovered as well.

How to repair corrupted Seagate external hard drive partition?

If the partition on your Seagate external hard drive is visible but not accessible, it has become corrupted. You can use CHKDSK, a Windows built-in tool for error checking, to repair a corrupted Seagate external hard drive partition.  

Tip: Professional data recovery software is advised for recovering data from a damaged Seagate partition.

Step 1: Press “Windows + R”, input "cmd" to run Command Prompt as an administrator.

Step 2: Type “chkdsk F:/f” and press Enter.

Step 3: Wait for the check process completed.

Then, you can try to rebuild the MBR of the corrupted Seagate external hard drive via AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional.

Step 1: Open AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Right-click the damaged disk and select “Rebuild MBR”.


Step 2: Choose a proper MBR type for your current Windows operating system and click “OK”.


Step 3: Click “Apply” and wait for the process to finish.


Finally, if your Seagate external hard drive is still inaccessible, formatting it could be the best choice.

How to prevent Seagate external hard drive data loss

You should always be careful when using Seagate hard drive because some Seagate recovery services are costly, especially for physically damaged hard drive. It's necessary to learn how to prevent Seagate hard drive data loss to avoid the problem.

  • The easiest and most sufficient way to protect data from loss is backing up data regularly. You can choose to back up data to CD, external hard drive, or online. AOMEI Backupper is the right one to back up, restore and clone all of your important data. your Windows system, vital data, and necessary applications.
  • Use the CHKDSK tool to check and fix Seagate hard drive errors.
  • Use firewalls and anti-virus software to keep viruses from infecting your Seagate hard drive.
  • Stop using it immediately if you notice any indicators of hard drive failure, such as unusual sounds, and move all of your data to another drive.
  • Select the Safely remove hardware and Eject media option to remove a Seagate external hard drive from your computer,


You may recover partition from Seagate external hard drives and internal hard drives in only a few clicks after learning how to perform Seagate data recovery with Seagate partition recovery software-AOMEI Partition Recovery Wizard. However, you can always rely on a professional partition recovery program to recover your lost partitions and data from any form of Windows storage media at any time and from anywhere in the globe.

Begin making backups regularly, whether on the cloud or an external HDD or SSD. A frequent backup will keep your data safe and allow you to get back to work in a matter of minutes or hours if you have a data disaster.