Microsoft introduced the NTFS file system with Windows NT operating system and it supports Hard Disk Drive (HDD) sizes up to 256TB. NTFS file system is used in various versions of Microsoft Windows operating system such as Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. Loss of data on the Windows system may be occurred due to various situations like NTFS partitioning errors, accidental deletion of NTFS partitions and corruption of NTFS file system etc. In such kinds of scenarios, the data recovery is possible by using good third party NTFS data recovery software.
NTFS stands for New Technology File System and this file system is primarily used in recent versions of Windows operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. NTFS file system provides better performance, reliability, compatibility comparatively with FAT32 file system. This file system is designed with special features such as file system recovery, Alternate data streams (ADS), File compression and Encrypting File System (EFS) etc. When you format the partition with NTFS file system, it creates several system files (metadata) such as Master File Table, Bitmap, Log File and Partition Boot Sector etc that contains the information about all files and folders on the NTFS partition. The data stored on the NTFS formatted partitions may be deleted or lost due to various situations like accidental reinstallation of Windows operating system, accidental formatting of NTFS partitions, accidental deletion of NTFS partition, partition errors and damage or corruption to NTFS file system etc. Let us briefly reveal few important case scenarios in which data stored on the NTFS partitions can be deleted or lost.
- Accidental deletion of NTFS partition: Logical Disk Manager is a third party disk partitioning utility that is developed by Microsoft and Veritas Software. This disk partitioning utility was introduced with the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system and it is supported in Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. Using Logical Disk Manager utility user can create new partition also he or she can modify or delete the existing partition. This utility provides the delete partition function and it is recommended to be ignored as far as no backup is available. Accidental deletion of NTFS partition using delete partition function provided in Logical Disk Manager may lead to loss of data on the hard disk drive.
- Accidental formatting of NTFS partition: Suppose you are trying to format C drive and you may accidentally selected the D drive. This could result in loss of data from NTFS partitions.
The lost or deleted data due to accidental deletion or formatting of NTFS partition can be recovered by using Remo Recover (Windows) – Pro Edition software. This is an efficient NTFS data recovery tool that can recover deleted or lost data from NTFS partitions. You can download this software to perform NTFS data recovery on NTFS formatted partitions or drives. This software also supports the recovery of lost or deleted data from FAT16, FAT32, Ext FAT, NTFS and NTFS5 formatted partitions or drives.