Each and every operating system will have its own file system that is used to store and fetch data from the storage devices. Microsoft Windows uses FAT and NTFS file system for storing and retrieving data from the hard drives and other storage mediums. FAT is also called as File
Allocation Table, which is the legacy file system, used mainly in Windows XP and other legacy Windows operating systems. Whereas NTFS, which is called New Technology File System is used is mainly used in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. However, it is possible to convert the file system from FAT to NTFS by formatting the partition or drive and converting or also by using certain commands in the command prompt.
Now-a-days, more and more users opt for NTFS partitions as it is more stable and secure as compared to FAT file system and also the data storage and retrieval process in NTFS file system is much more higher and faster as compared to FAT file system. No matter what the file system be, all the data present in these partitions or drives are prone to deletion or loss due to several factors. Some of the most commonly known scenarios where data is deleted or lost or even the partitions get lost are mentioned below:
- Accidental deletion: While deleting some unwanted documents, you may accidentally delete a file or document, which would be of utmost importance to you resulting in loss of data. You may even accidentally empty the recycle bin
- Windows disk management utility: Microsoft Windows has a utility called Windows disk management utility, that can be used to create, delete, format or re-format the partitions. Sometimes, due to improper knowledge among users, the partitions or drives may be accidentally deleted or removed resulting in deletion of drives or partitions which in turn causes loss of precious data
- Reinstalling OS: While reinstalling Windows operating systems, sometimes, you may format a different partition or even format all the partitions resulting in deletion of important data from your computer
All the above reasons cause data to be deleted either by formatting the partitions or by deleting the partitions. No matter what the reasons for data deletion be, one of the most easiest ways to recover lost ntfs partition data is by using deleted partition recovery software. One such software is Remo Recover (Windows) – Pro edition. You can also download the free trial version of the software and check for the recovery results. This software has simple systematic instructions that can easily recover deleted or lost data from formatted or deleted FAT or NTFS partitions from any severe data loss scenarios.