Best Data Recovery Software: How to Restore Important Lost Data

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Best Data Recovery Software


A client asked me to send the screenshots I was using in a paid guest post.

I needed to please.

Return business to my freelance writing service depended on it.

Panic crept over me when I realized I deleted the screenshot I mistakenly thought I wasn’t using in the post.

Fortunately, I had the best data recovery software in place.

If you can relate to my experience of accidentally deleting a file, you’ll be interested in this post about how to recover data using the best data recovery software.

Best Data Recovery Software:

How to Restore Lost/Deleted Partition in Windows

Toufique Ahmed

People think that hard disks are storage devices that can store plenty of information safely and can do so daily.

In fact, in today’s technological world, people depend on hard disk drives whether external or internal to store their information. In case a disaster happens and the data disappears, it can lead to serious issues.

Hard disk drives are made with partitions.

[Host blogger’s comments: According to Wikipedia, a partition is an area on a hard disk or other secondary storage so that an operating system can manage information.]

When a file is deleted, the system cannot display it even if you conduct a search. You may accidentally delete or rename a file during your day-to-day computer usage.

To ensure this does not happen, you need to maintain good care while working on your computer, else you will cause serious problems with your computer system. In fact, you could end up corrupting the partition if you don’t maintain proper care.

That being said, here, you will get to know about how to recover deleted partitions.

Overview of Partition Loss

Computers have come to be part and parcel of our day-to-day lives. We use them to send information, to research and also to keep in touch with our loved ones over the internet, the same way we do with our smartphones. We save our important data and files on them.

The NTFS file system is the most popularly used since it offers the best performance and that’s why people create a partition to store data.

Note: Even though you might have created a partition, it might get lost or deleted accidentally no matter how well you take care of your computer. But partition loss doesn’t mean that you can no longer get it back; it just disappears from your eyes but it can be recovered.

To know if your NTFS partition is lost, when you access the Windows Disk Management, you will not be able to see it, but you will see the space where it was located, named Unallocated. This means it has been lost.

After the partition loss, many users will be asking, “Can I fully recover my files? How can data recovery be done?”

But if you are reading this article, you don’t have to ask yourself such questions, since we will show you how to recover your lost partition using the best data recovery software.

What Causes Partition Deletion?

Before we talk about the methods to recover deleted partition in Windows, we’ve shared the causes for partition loss. It normally happens accidentally when using a computer and all of a sudden you delete it or it gets corrupted.

Below are some of the reasons that can cause partition loss:

Bad sectors: When the partition contains bad sectors, Windows might fail to detect it

Damaged Partition Table: Inappropriate operations can corrupt or damage the partition table or even virus infection and this can lead to partition loss.

Accidental Deletion: When working on your computer, you may accidentally delete the partition by either executing the wrong command.

Is it Possible to Recover a Deleted Partition?

Yes, it is possible to recover a lost partition and in fact, with the introduction of the best data recovery software programs, the partition recovery is simple and secure. Note that these software solutions will also restore the data that was saved on the recovered partition.

Important: It is important to note that, once you’ve deleted or lost the partition either accidentally or it has been caused by a virus infection, you need to stop using the hard drive immediately. You should also avoid creating a new partition on the drive where the partition was lost. If you continue using it, recovering the partition and the data will be impossible.

The Partition Recovery Process – Using MiniTool Partition Wizard

To effectively recover a lost partition, you need to use a professional recovery solution. This way, you will restore your partition and the data that was on the deleted/lost partition.

  • You will first, have to download MiniTool Partition Wizard Professional Edition and install it on your computer.
  • Once you launch it, you will see the disk partition named “Unallocated”. Right-click on it and choose “Partition Recover”.
  • When on the interface, you will see three options:
  • Full Disk: This helps to scan the who disk to locate the deleted partition.
  • Unallocated: This is for scanning free space for fast search of the deleted partition.
  • Specific Range:
  • Select the scanning range and click “Next”.
  • Choose Quick can or Full Scan.
  • Once the scan is completed, you will see a list of all deleted partitions.
  • Check to see whether your lost partition is listed and click “Finish”.
  • Once you see all your deleted partitions listed, click “Apply” to complete the recovery process.

The Wrap Up

To prevent the worries of deleting the partition or losing the partition as a result of virus infection, it is recommended that users should have a frequent back up so that in case that happens, you don’t have to get concerned about how to get back your data.

Host Blogger’s Comments:

Toufique’s post made me recall a time I lost my smartphone data.

A great deal of data was stored on my smartphone.

When I turned my phone in for a newer smartphone, I remembered all the data on my old phone. Unfortunately, I had not backed the data up to the cloud.

Thankfully, I did my research. Thanks to the discovery of the best data recovery software, I was able to retrieve my data even though the Verizon store had already cleared all the data from my old phone.

This post was made possible by the support of our readers.

This post reflects the opinions of the author and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Janice Wald and Mostly Blogging.

Readers, please share so people who lost data know how to retrieve it.


This post is designed to help Windows users. Mac users need these apps.

My conclusion shared my nightmare of losing needed data upon turning in my smartphone. If you find you’re turning in your smartphone for an Android and need to transfer data, use these instructions for transferring data from a smartphone to Android.

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  1. Jeanette S. Hall

    Better yet, don’t use a Microsoft product! Cuts down on the viruses and data loss. Using user sourced operating systems gives you many more storage options at a fraction of the cost! Haven’t been hacked in years, since I quit using Windows like the rest of the herd. Still do daily back ups just in case of accidental deletion of a file (mis-typing file names happens too frequently)!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jeanette,
      Daily backups are a great idea. I need to back up more than I do. Thanks for commenting. Great to see you.

  2. Ryan Biddulph

    TA this can be a real life saver. Having adequate data recovery software helps you avoid many sleepless nights.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan,
      I agree. Even if you don’t need the data recovery software, just having it gives you peace of mind. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Anyaogu Ikechukwu

    Hello Janice.

    Losing your data can really cause restlessness especially when you have important information in your hard drive.

    But thanks to technology. Data recovery softwares are now available to help restore lost/deleted data.

    Great post though

    • Janice Wald

      I’m glad you enjoyed my guest author’s article. I agree technology is great. It gives us peace of mind that we can retrieve lost data. Thanks for writing.

  4. Praveen Verma

    Very useful post. It is very necessary to know how to recover lost data from the PC because disaster can happen to everybody. Your computer contains a lot of important data and you can’t afford to lose it.

    Here, I like the facts on causes of partition deletion in Windows PC. You have well explained the process of recovering deleted partition of Windows by using Mini partition wizard.

    Thanks for sharing this informative post with us. Will share this post.

    Have a good day.
    Praveen Verma

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Praveen,
      I’m glad you liked my guest author’s article. I agree with you that a disaster can happen to anyone. Thanks for sharing and commenting.

  5. Shyam University

    Thanks for sharing this really amazing and relevant article. It really helped me out. I have been looking for the possible solutions for recovering the PC data back and this article is very useful for me.

  6. Glen

    Yes data recovery is much needed in businesses and these softwares are really the best in the market as I have used all of them at some point

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you for writing with this testimonial that the software works.

  7. Christina

    I have always been very fast and quick when deleting documents on my hardware and most times, I just have to start all over again. The above steps have drawn me closer on how to successfully restore data on my hardware.
    Thank you.

  8. masonoliver

    A good and useful article. Sometimes I delete many important data due to the haste. This article seems really useful to me.

    • Janice Wald

      I think we all make mistakes when we rush. This is why these data-saving tools are so helpful. Thanks for commenting.

  9. Carl Jenkins

    I have been using my laptop since 2017. Is it possible to restore the data of 2017? Because I have lost so much important file because of windows update.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carl,
      Thank you for writing me. This article was written by a guest author. I will write him and ask him.

    • Thomas

      Hi Carl,
      You can save your data in a sperate hard disk to save your self from data loss. I mostly use my google drive to same my data, simple and easy way to prevent your date.

  10. shivanshu

    data lose is a very big problem. I face so many time this problem. thanks to technology who recover my data.

    • Janice Wald

      Data loss is a very big problem. Yes, happily, there is technology to recover your data. Thanks for commenting.

  11. Derrick Moss

    I lost my data twice. Hope your this advice will help to save my data this time.

  12. Rajesh

    No matter how much you take backups to keep your data safe there always comes a time when you forgot to do so at that point of time such software are always required.Thanks for sharing this post with us.A usfeul post indeed.

  13. rachel frampton

    I never knew that a partition table could still be deleted through virus infection. Also, it surprises me that deletion can also happen when a person mindlessly entered the wrong command. I have been stressing out because my employee accidentally deleted all the necessary files and data for our project. That’s why I’m currently looking for an IT support service that may address this concern.

  14. poul

    we are mostly lost important data when we upgrade the window. It really helped me how we recover PC data. You are really sharing a very amazing and informative post . Thanks for sharing.

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