MiniTool Partition Recovery
When you accidentally delete a file or a folder, you can try to recover it from the Recycle Bin or you can use a specialized software solution that can restore it for you. When it comes to recovering data from an entire partition, things get more complicated, so you need to look for an app that supports the type of disk you need. For example, you can try MiniTool Partition Recovery.
This software utility can only be used for private, non-commercial uses, and it is designed to recover lost and erased partitions (as long as they have not been formatted or damaged). The tool supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS file systems.
You will first need to select the disk you want to process, then specify the type of recovery you want to initiate: it can be either complete, if you want to retrieve data from the entire disk, or it can be partial, if you only want to restore data located within a certain sector range.
The latter version means that you need to enter the starting and ending LBA values (logical block addressing), so this method should only be used by experts, otherwise the files or folders you are looking to restore might not be found.
Next, you need to select the scanning method you prefer - you can start by running a quick scan, then try the full one if the former did not detect your lost partitions. The final step will require you to choose the partition you need from the ones detected by MiniTool Partition Recovery.
All in all, the application can prove a useful guide to all those trying to restore data from the partitions they accidentally deleted or lost. However, those looking for advanced functions or more customization options need to keep on searching for another app.