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How to recover lost data from NTFS Hard Drive?

NTFS, which stands for New Technology File System, is a file system that was developed by Microsoft in 1993. It took the place of FAT and High performance File System. NTFS had several technical improvements including support for metadata, and advanced data structure. Here are the features of NTFS:

  • -NTFS came with better performance, reliability, and better disk space utilization.
  • -It included additional extensions like file system journaling and security access control list.
  • -It included new features like sparse file support, reparse points, disk usage quotas, distributed link tracking and Encrypting File System.   

A comparison between ntfs and FAT 16/ FAT 32 and exFAT

NTFS is fairly new compared to FAT or Ex FAT however still all three are in use today because all of them have their advantages and disadvantage. Here we have compared NTFS, FAT16/FAT32 and exFAT to help you understand the difference between all.





Volume Size

232 clusters minus 1 cluster

32 GB for all OS. For some OS 2TB


Max files on Volume



Nearly unlimited

Built-In security



Yes but minimal ACL only


If the volume is small, performance is degraded and goes vice versa.

Very high on small volumes and vice versa


Disk space economy




Fault tolerance



Yes if TFAT is activated

These differences shows how each hard drive type has their advantage and disadvantage. Hence, for specific purpose hard drive with specific advantage is used. This is the reason still all the forms are in use.

How to recover files from NTFS file system

In case you have lost your file accidentally, may be due to deletion, virus attack, formatting, improper operation or any other, there is way to recover you file. The third party software from Wondershare called Data Recovery is powerful tool to have while in emergency of file lose. This software is capable of recovering anything in just few steps. Here are it features:

  • -It is able to recover all types of files including documents, videos, messages, photos, audios, archives and many more.
  • -It can recover from devices like recycle bin, hard drive, flash drives, memory cards, removable drives, digital camera/camcorder etc.
  • -In most of the data loss scenarios this software will work be it accidental deletion, formatting, improper operation, computer virus, crash, fragmentation and many more.
  • -Software works really fast and can recover data in minutes and in good condition. The interface is self-directing, hence, even an invoice can also use this software with ease.
  • -Currently, it supports Windows and Mac computers.

You can download the full version software from its official site and both windows and mac versions are available. However, you want you can try free version with limited features. Here are the three steps to recover data from NTFS hard drive using Wondershare Data Recovery.

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  1. Download the software from the official site of wondershare. Install it on your Windows or Mac. Before you launch the software, make sure you have connected the drive from which you want to recover files. Now launch the software on your computer, go to Lost File recovery, and click on it.
  2. On Next screen, you will have to choose the drive from which you want recover. It will list all the drives connected to your computer. You can also choose how you want scan the drive. You want a thorough scan or quick scan. Now just click the on the drive you want scan. Next click on Start to begin scan.
  3. Once, the scan is completed. You will have a list of lost files on that drive and condition of those files. You can also preview these files before you recover them to check their conditions. Now just make sure you tick the files you want recover. Now click on recover to begin the recovery process.

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After the process, the files will be available at default location of the recover. Go open them and enjoy, your lost files are recovered. Things people should take care of when using NTFS.In order to keep the NTFS in best possible condition for long time, it requires some precautionary steps from your side.

  1. Restrict yourself from using removable media. It is the most popular way of damaging your NTFS drives. Keep usb drives away using protective software or just physically remove them.
  2. Keep your computer under control. You must see how you connect to LAN to make sure you are not harming the hard disk.
  3. Always keep the Firewalls up. If possible, buy a powerful antivirus with firewall keep it updated to keep your computer safe from regular threats.
  4. Great way to save your data. You can even back up your data on Cloud. On a regular basis, scan the hard drive or format it to keep it at optimum performance level.     

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