How to Recover Lost Windows Data from Erased Drive?

Summary: This blog explains the method to recover lost data from Windows drive easily and effectively.

 A Windows hard drive stores all of your important data. However, you may accidentally delete or erase the data on the hard drive.  In such a situation, recovering your data becomes imperative given the fact that data is a significant asset for both individuals and Enterprises.

It is important to note that for the successful recovery of your data, it should not be overwritten. The reason being, the data is still not deleted: it still exists. Only the information stored in the file system’s table is removed. In other words, the physical location of the data is untouched. If we overwrite new data over the old data, it will delete the existing data. Therefore, for the successful recovery of your lost data, the following preventive measures may be applied:

  • Stop using the Windows drive immediately.
  • Do not perform any read or write operation on the drive.
  • Shut down your system and do not use it.

Along with the above-mentioned preventive steps, you should also employ a safe and secure utility for recovering your deleted data. Here, Stellar Data Recovery – Standard can help address this situation.

Let’s look at its salient features —

  • Unlimited recovery of Windows data
  • Recover deleted files
  • Recover formatted or erased hard drive
  • Recover lost Windows partitions
  • Recover documents (MS Office, PDF file, etc.)
  • Recover multimedia files such as photos, audio, and videos

Watch the video to Recover lost Windows Data from your Erased drive-

Recovery of Lost or Erased Data from Windows System

To use Stellar Data Recovery – Standard software for recovering lost or erased data from the hard drive, you need to execute the following process steps:

Download, install and activate the software. You can activate it using the Activation key that you get once you purchase its license.

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  1. Launch or run the software by double-clicking on its icon.
  2. From Select What to Recover interface, select the type of data you wish to recover and click on the Next You can select from the following:
  • Everything
  • Documents, Folders, and Emails
  • Multimedia Files

 Stellar Data Recovery Step 1

  1. On the Select Location interface, select ‘Can’t Find Drive’ from Other Locations Further, click on the Scan tab.

Stellar Data Recovery Standard Step 2


  1. Next, the following screen is displayed:

Stellar Data Recovery Can't Find Drive

  1. In the Select Drive section of the Select Hard Drive to Search Lost Partition interface, the hard drive connected to the system is enlisted with details. From here, select the drive for the software to scan for lost or erased partitions. Then, click on Search. On doing so, scan for lost, deleted, or erased partitions of the drive will be performed by the software.

Stellar Data Recovery - Found Lost Volume

  1. All ‘lost partitions’ that are detected will be enlisted in the Partition Found section and has been shown in the image below:

Stellar Data Recovery - Recover Data

  1. Now, from the Partitions Found list, you need to select the desired partition and click on the Scan tab to continue with the recovery process.

Note: If you are not able to find the desired partition in the Partition Found section, click on Deep Scan option for the software to make a complete and in-depth scan of the selected drive. This is to recover the lost, deleted or lost partition.

  1. After the completion of scanning of the partition, you can preview the scan results and then recover lost data or erased partition. If you are satisfied with you the preview, then you can save your recovered data by registering the software.


Losing data or partition from your Windows system is the worst scenario that you can face. In order to overcome that, you can use Stellar Data Recovery – Standard for Windows by following the steps mentioned above. Use it to derive best results for recovery of your data!

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