How to recover deleted, lost, formatted data from NTFS drive/partition?

All of satuation of the data loss from NTFS drive are unforeseen. For example, data loss due to a mistake deletion, improper computer shut down, power failure, operating system corruption, data corruption, virus attack, etc.

When you find the NTFS partition is inaccessible (the symptom is usually that Windows says the partition is not formatted, and suggests you to format the partition) or partition is lost when you are partitioning or file lost due to deletion.You can recover data with NTFS data recovery software - M3 Data Recovery.

How to recover lost data from a NTFS drive?

1. Download M3 Data Recovery first, then install and launch it. And choose the right data recovery module according to the data loss reason.

Undelete - Recover delete files

Format Recovery - Recover data from formatted NTFS drive, RAW drive or inaccessible drive.

Partition Recovery - Recover data from deleted or lost NTFS partition.

NTFS Drive Data Recovery

2. Select a partition which you want to recover lost data from

3. When the scan finishes, you will be able to preview found files to check whether your lost files are found or not. Then select files you want to recover from  NTFS drive and save them.

What is NTFS?

NTFS is an abbreviation of New Technology File System. It's a standerd file system for Windows NT, including Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/2008/2012/Windows 7/8.

NTFS supersedes the FAT file system as the preferred file system for Microsoft's Windows operating systems. NTFS has several technical improvements over FAT and HPFS (High Performance File System), such as improved support for metadata, and the use of advanced data structures to improve performance, reliability, and disk space utilization, etc.

NTFS's specialized features improve its reliability, such as:

  • Use of a B-tree directory scheme to improve it's file management ability such as file search function.
  • The file syste's meta data has been split to many meta files, not just a governing table (as FAT is).
  • Lets a server administrator to control who can access a sepecific file by an access control list (ACL).
  • Integrated file compression.
  • Intergrated file encrytion.
  • Unicode supportted for file name.
  • Support for long file names as well as "8 by 3" names.
  • Data security on both fixed disks and removable .