You might be wondering why would anyone need to recover formatted partition areas? The main reason that we find ourselves needing to recover lost partitions on Windows based PCs is that we have somehow or another accidentally reformatted that section of a hard drive or the entire drive itself. In fact, very often the term partition is used synonymously with disk drive or drive.
Of course a partition is merely a section of a hard disk drive. Whether you need to recover a small partition on your computer’s hard drive or the entire drive itself or perhaps just one small file the process required is approximately the same. You must use a data recovery program that will scan through your computer’s hard drive and return to you a list of deleted of recoverable files. If you have recently lost data and did not continue to use your computer, you should be able to find and locate any data that was accidentally deleted or damaged in any other way.