Restore Lost NTFS Partition Windows 7

What is NTFS file system?

NTFS file system (New Technology File System) is a type of file system which the Windows operating systems uses for saving and accessing data on its hard disk volumes. NTFS is an advanced file system format which is seen as superior to the FAT line of file systems. In comparison, the later has better data reliability that includes data access logs to assist in recovering from hard disk failures. Other features include disk spanning, better data management, and the like. Due to these benefits of NTFS file system, more and more users are employing this file system.

However advanced, loss of data can occur to a hard disk with NTFS or any other file system due to various unforeseen errors and human mistakes. Find out what are the most obvious errors that can cause NTFS partition loss on Windows 7 and what to do in order to address such issues. Or, find out how to recover missing partition Windows 7. Mainly, learn one of the most powerful and reliable methods of restoring lost NTFS partition data in Windows 7.

General reasons for NTFS partition loss on Windows 7 running systems:

Let us glance through some of the most commonly noted causes for partition loss, typically occurring on hard drives formatted with NTFS file system:

  • Errors happening by the user unintentionally while operating disk partition utility manager
  • Severe virus infections can have serious impact to the hard drive, and can also result in partition loss or corruption due to errors in the NTFS file system
  • MBR or Master Book Recorder maintains all critical information about the partitions in the system. If the MBR gets damaged due to any reasons, all the NTFS partitions will become inaccessible to the user
  • Bad sectors on a drive volume is the area which becomes inaccessible to the hard disk reader. Having large number of bad sectors on a hard drive can make that entire drive or partition inaccessible
  • Improper file system conversion – converting the file system from one format to another in an improper way or my using any third party tool, can cause loss of the existing partition
  • Technical errors can be caused by issues such as hard disk drive malfunctions, start-up disk errors, system crashes and so on can cause partition loss

How to restore lost NTFS partition in Windows 7?

NTFS Partition recovery is a method employed for recovering all data from a damaged, missing, formatted or erased NTFS hard disks. You can undelete all erased / missing NTFS partition by making use of Remo Recover software, no matter what the cause for data loss was. This powerful tool lets you retrieve contents even from the NTFS partitions that are deleted by the user due to any reasons. As is it known, even after a partition is completely lost or erased, all its files and folders will still be present on that location itself unless that part on the hard drive is not rewritten by any new content. Remo Recover application retrieves all such files and folders conveniently from a hard drive on Windows 7 and makes it visible to the user. Just follow the below mentioned steps to utilize this software in order to perform lost NTFS partition recovery. You can as well recover files from formatted USB drive using this software.

Steps to recover lost NTFS partition on Windows 7 using Remo Recover:

Step 1: Download, install and launch the free version of Remo Recover tool on your Windows 7 PC. Choose "Recover Partitions" option from the main screen. Now, you will see a list of physical and logical drives available in the system. Choose the appropriate disk and click "Scan" button

Recover Lost NTFS Partition Windows 7 - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step 2: Now the tool will scan the disk to find all the partitions in it. Once scanning is completed, a list of found partitions are displayed. Choose the lost NTFS partition and click "Scan" button to initiate the recovery process

Restore Lost NTFS Partition Windows 7 - List of Found Partitions

Figure B: Found Partitions List

Step 3: It will scan the lost NTFS partition to extract its data. After the completion of scanning and recovery, a list of recovered files are displayed in "Data View", and "File Type View"

Retrieve Lost NTFS Partition Windows 7 - Recovered Data View

Figure C: Recovered Data View

Step 4: Prior saving the recovered files, the tool will allow you to preview the files with its "Preview" button and evaluate its recovery results

Lost NTFS Partition Recovery Windows 7 - Preview Recovered Files

Figure D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: Finally, if you are satisfied with the tool, then activate its license key and save the files to any location accessible to host computer.

Recover Missing NTFS Partition Windows 7 - Save Recovered Data

Figure E: Save Recovered Data