Complete guide to NTFS partition recovery

Updated on December 27, 2019

Recover NTFS partitions easily with the help of Remo Recover partition recovery tool. Use this tool for NTFS partition recovery on your computers or any external storage device like hard drive or USB flash drive formatted with NTFS. Try now!

Partition loss in NTFS file systems, explained…

NTFS file systems are designed with a Journalize mechanism that record and save any kind of data transfers. Hence incase of any interrupted transfers or partially transferred data, the file systems tries to resume the process as soon as the system comes back online. Well, this rises the question "can data loss occur on NTFS partitions?".

NO! It is not always the case.

You MAY lose data on NTFS file systems when you turn OFF your system suddenly when it is writing into the disk. Or when you pull out an NTFS formatted external hard drive or USB without safely ejecting it.

This is because the journalize feature or MFT in NTFS drives is designed to provide safety to your file system structure, but not to the user data present in the drive. Hence, data or partition loss is a common problem even with NTFS file systems.

Let us look at some of the most common causes of partition loss in NTFS file systems.

  • Unexpected shut down of the system when data is being written
  • Pulling out an external hard drive or USB without safely ejecting it
  • Human errors while performing disk operations like formatting or partitioning
  • Bugs in third party disk management tools
  • Errors while shrinking or resizing partitions
  • System crash
  • In rare cases, reinstalling OS can also lead to partition loss

Importance and need to recover NTFS partitions

Due to one of these reasons explained above, NTFS partitions may get deleted or lost from your systems. And losing an NTFS partition means losing a very large chunk of your data. It could mean losing important documents, precious memories like photos and videos or important business related information.

Since, a considerable amount of data is at stake when you encounter NTFS partition loss, a need to recover them arises. Remo Recover is a robust partition recovery tool that scans your drive sector-by-sector and recovers NTFS partitions in the same way as it was originally existing prior to partition loss. Even the original file names and folder structure are recovered.

Remo Recover can be used for NTFS recovery in all cases regardless of the reason for partition loss. That is, Remo Recover can be used for partition loss due to unexpected system shut down, unsafe removal of hard ware, system crash or due to errors in disk related relations or any other reason.

Prominent features of Remo Recover NTFS partition recovery software

  • Can be used for recovering deleted partitions on all NTFS drives like internal & external hard drives and USB flash drives
  • Recovered files have the same file names and folder structure
  • Can be used to recover formatted/re-formatted NTFS partitions
  • Supports NTFS recovery on all versions of Windows including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Vista
  • Can also be used for recovering FAT 32 partitions and ExFAT partition in addition to NTFS

How to recover NTFS partitions?

Step 1: Download and install Remo Recover on your computer to begin the NTFS partition recovery process

Note: If you want to recover NTFS partitions from an external storage device, connect it to your system and download Remo Recover on the same system. Then follow the instructions below.

Step 2: Run the software to open the main screen. In the main screen, select Recover Partitions option and choose the drive from which you'd like to recover partitions and hit Scan. If you are recovering data from an external storage device, select the same.

Step 3: Next, choose the NTFS partition to recover and hit Scan again

Step 4: Now, you will see a complete list of recovered files. Select the ones you want to save and save in a desired location.

Now, the NTFS partition recovery process is complete. Like discussed in Step 4, you have the option to save all the recovered files from the partition or to save only specific files you need.

For a visual description of the NTFS recovery process, just take a look of this video tutorial:

Do's and Don't's upon encountering NTFS partition loss

1. After an NTFS partition is lost/deleted, space is freed up and made available to store new data. If you use the computer or write new files at this point, these new files will overwrite the old partition and files. This makes recovery impossible. Hence, it is important that you STOP using the hard drive from where the files were lost or deleted until you are ready to recover data using Remo's hard drive recovery software.

2. Don't save recovered files on the same drive from where it was lost. This will cause problems with recovery. Always make sure you save recovered files on to a healthy drive.

Note: If you want to recover deleted files from your Transcend USB drive, click on the link provided here.

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