How to Undelete NTFS Partition?

How to undelete NTFS partition? Users who want to restore NTFS partition could refer to this tutorial and get a detailed guide.


By Lora / Updated on November 28, 2022

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Can I recover deleted NTFS partition?

Users who have used Disk Management to check the status of their hard drives and partitions will notice that the “File System” column shows “NTFS”, “ReFS”, etc.

When it comes to “File System”, we are referring to a means of organizing data on the drive.

NTFS, New Technology File System, released in Sep. 1993, is a kind of file system developed by Microsoft. It is now the default file system widely used in Windows.

NTFS is much safer and more well-developed than its prior generation FAT (File Allocation Table). Also, it is much different from ReFS. Users can check the ReFS vs. NTFS report to learn.

It includes enhancements, supporting a journaling file system, filesystem encryption, shadow copying, etc.


If you have accidentally deleted NTFS Partition

During the use of hard drives, users might fall into some problems like partition loss, inadvertent formatting, computer crash, etc., especially partition loss – users are prone to have their partitions deleted accidentally.

This is not a rear thing, no matter what file systems you use. You might also need to recover ext4 partitions after accidental deletion. The same is to an NTFS partition.


Hi guys, I am using Windows 10 with 3 NTFS partitions, everything was fine until I messed up in Disk Management and deleted one of them. Is there any way to undelete the NTFS partition?


- Question from Windows10forum


This is never a single or rare case, so many people ask, “How can I recover a deleted NTFS partition?” If you have also encountered this, check this guide, and you will get covered.

Best means to undelete NTFS partition

Actually, it is difficult for users to get deleted partitions back on their own. After deletion, you will find an unallocated space in Disk Management. We will guide you to perform unallocated partition recovery.


You might have learned that using “attrib” or “recover” commands in Command Prompt can save you. But in fact, these commands are pretty limited.

“Attrib” commands can only “recover” files that are hidden due to viruses or human errors; the “recover” command in CMD can only restore one deleted file at a time. Both of them cannot apply to your situation.


Instead, you need a professional NTFS partition recovery tool to assist you. For time and labor’s sake, utilizing software is much wiser.

Now, follow the instructions below to restore NTFS partitions safer and faster.

Before NTFS partition recovery

We would better take some actions prior to the partition rescue. That is stopping using the affected hard drive right after the deletion. Here, by mentioning “use”, we are referring to:

  • Do not add any more items or files to the drive.
  • Never create a new simple volume from the unallocated space.
  • Do not format or reformat the hard drive.
  • Do not rebuild MBR partition table.

Now, with everything ready, let’s start to undelete NTFS partition.

Steps to recover deleted NTFS partition

How to restore NTFS partition securely and quickly? Compared to wasting precious time and labor to retrieve files in it using CMD slowly, one would instead take advantage of partition rescue software.

AOMEI Partition Assistant is a versatile and capable tool that can help you. Developed by the leading enterprise in the data rescue industry, it is equipped with a bunch of awesome features.

Efficient. It retrieves accidentally deleted partitions from external hard drives or internal drives, like HDD/SSD/SD card/USB, and other storage devices. 
Easy. Using this program, you could get back deleted partitions in 3 steps. 
Compatible. It supports many Windows OS, applying to Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, XP, Server, etc., NTFS, FAT16/FAT32, exFAT, ext2/ext3/ext4, etc.; you could easily restore deleted ext4 partitions with it.

Now download the app and start to undelete NTFS partitions without difficulties.

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Two search modes are offered. “Fast Search” scans the hard disk quickly; while “Full Search” scans the hard drive sector by sector, which correspondingly costs more time.

Step 1. Run AOMEI Partition Assistant > go to “Wizard” > “Partition recovery wizard” > select the affected drive > click “Next”.


Step 2. Choose a search method to scan and locate the deleted partitions. Try “Fast Search” first, if it fails, try “Full Search”.


Step 3. All the deleted or lost partitions found will be listed. Select the deleted NTFS partition you need to recover > “Proceed”.


Thus you could easily restore NTFS partition. This tool always dedicates itself to scanning hard disk for deleted partitions and solving problems for users.

Q&A about partition recovery

Now you have learned how to undelete NTFS partition safely and easily, but there is something else you may need. One can never avoid human error or escape from partition loss forever. So, you may meet some problems in the future.

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.