Best Partition Recovery Software for Windows 10/8.1/7 [MiniTool Tutorial]

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About Partition Recovery

Hard disk partitions may get lost or disappear due to one of these factors: mistaken deletion, virus attack, wrong ghost, sudden power outage, incorrect partitioning, and so on. In these cases, Partition Recovery is quite a good solution to dealing with partition loss, recovering lost partitions and data altogether.

 MiniTool Partition Wizard is a partition recovery software that can recover lost/deleted partitions as long as new partition hasn’t been created. The tutorial below shows detailed steps on how to recover lost/deleted partitions easily.

Note: MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition does not support this function. To use this function, users need to buy a professional edition or more advanced edition. View Edition Comparison to know more.

How to Recover Lost Partition Using Partition Recovery Software

Step 1. Launch MiniTool Partition Wizard to get its main interface.

Step 2. Right-click the disk where partition loss appears and directly choose Partition Recovery from the pop-up window.

choose partition recovery

Note: If it is a GPT disk that encounters partition loss, and it turns to an MBR disk after partition loss, please convert MBR disk to GPT first, and then employ the Partition Recovery feature.

Step 3. Choose a scanning range from Full Disk, Unallocated Space, and Specified Range, and then click on Next button.

choose a scanning range

Step 4. Set a scanning method to scan the specified range and click Next.

set a scanning method

Step 5. Check all needed partitions, including existing partitions and deleted/lost partitions, and then click Finish button. 

Note: The existing partitions will be checked by default, so users just need to manually check Lost/Deleted partition.

check needed partitions

Please make sure all needed partitions have been checked . Otherwise, users will receive the following warning message and some useful partitions will be deleted.

read the warning

Step 6. Assign a letter for the recovered partition(s) using Change Drive Letter feature if users want to see it in Windows Explorer.

change drive letter

Step 7. Then click Apply button on the top to perform partition recovery.

change drive letter

If Partition Recovery doesn't work, users can try the Data Recovery function in MiniTool Partition Wizard. Here are their differences.

     Partition Recovery      Data Recovery
  • Rebuild partition table.
  • Recover lost/deleted partition as well as data in it.
  • Allow previewing data structure.
  • All data will be recovered.
  • Recover lost/deleted data from Recycle Bin/lost partition/damaged partition and CD/DVDs.
  • Allow previewing data structure as well as some types of files.
  • Allow scanning specified file types and only recover data users selected.

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