How to Recover Data from Formatted Hard Drive?


Have you accidentally formatted your hard drive and now looking on how to recover formatted hard drive? If so, then no worries, you can easily restore a formatted hard drive. In order to retrieve data from formatted hard drive, you will need an effective hard drive recovery tool.

However, there are many reasons that lead you to lose data by formatting. Whenever a format is applied on the HD drive, all the data in it gets erased. Therefore, it is essential that you backup the crucial files prior to formatting the disk. A backup will help you to easily overcome from various data loss scenarios including accidental formatting. Well, at many a time, you might fail to maintain a backup of the drive files. Moreover, you might come across situations unexpectedly where you might lose all the drive files by formatting it.

Scenarios Wherein We Format Hard Drive leading to Data Loss:

  1. Virus Infection: Due to virus attack all your data files stored on your system will get corrupt. A severe impact of the viruses prompts an error to access the data stored on the drive. Therewith, you will be forced to format the drive in order to continue using it.
  2. OS Crash/Not Found: If the operating system is crashed then you need to format your hard drive in order to install OS, this leads to a huge data loss.
  3. Not Formatted Error: If your hard drive is got corrupted, then when you try to use it, you get an error message like- Drive is not formatted would you like to format it? Proceeding with the format will simply delete or wipe all your data stored on the hard drive.

Power surge, file system corruption, human errors, unintentional format, changing the existing file system, reformatting, mistakenly deleted drive partition, etc. are few more common scenarios that make you lose the data residing on the hard drive. Now if you have lost all the data on the drive due to formatting or any other reasons then you need the Drive Recovery Software to restore them. This program helps you to effectively perform data recovery from Windows 8 hard drive, 10, 7, XP, Vista, and Server versions.

Features of the Drive Recovery software

Drive Recovery Software is an expert recommended tool to get back data from a formatted hard disk. It will help you to restore 300 types of files videos, documents, images, songs, databases, etc. It employs a powerful scanning algorithm that scans your entire formatted drive in order to retrieve data from it. Drive Recovery Software is also a well-known tool to recover C drive data which is deleted or lost. Other than desktop hard drives and laptop drives, it is capable to restore files from external storage drive- Hitachi, WD, Seagate, Iomega, LaCie, GoFlex, Maxtor, TrekStor, etc.

Note: Here is a full article on steps to recover data from a WD external drive.

This tool is designed with a simple user-friendly interface that helps even a non-technical person to restore formatted hard drive in order to retrieve data from a formatted hard drive. This tool not only helps you to recover formatted hard drive but also allows you to recover data from a corrupted hard drive in a short period of time.


Steps to recover data from formatted hard drive:

Step 1: Run the Drive Recovery Software on a healthy computer and connect the formatted hard drive to it.

Step 2: Select Recover Partitions option on the main screen. Proceed to select the formatted drive from the list of physical drives connected in the system. Press on the Scan button to initiate the scan.

Drive Recovery Software - Select Recovery Mode

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 3: The software starts extracting the files from the formatted hard drive that you selected.

Drive Recovery Software - Select Drive

Figure 2: Scanning for Files

Step 4: The unformatted files and folders appear in File Type View and Data View panes.

Drive Recovery Software - File Type View Recovered Files

Figure 3: Recovered Files

Step 5: Now preview the files in the list and mark them for restoring.

Drive Recovery Software - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview

Step 6: Browse a suitable location to save the files restored from the formatted drive and hit on the Save button.

Drive Recovery Software - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files

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