How to Restore Formatted Hard Drive Data?


How to get back data from the formatted hard drive? This question may possibly arise after the accidental format of hard drive. When it happens all drive letters, folders and files stored on hard drive may be disappeared. Don’t worry, you can get answer for the above question in the form of file recovery software. This software can come to help you, to get files back from formatted hard drive. This is a safest method to get back files from formatted hard disk drive. It just reads the data from formatted disk and prepares a copy of all lost data from the disk, which you can save in any other storage media.

Avoid the following things before recovering data from the formatted hard drive

• Do not attempt to repartition your hard drive again

• Do not format the drive

• Do not use it to store new data

• Do not install operating systems on hard drive

If you follow these precautionary measures, you can perform data recovery from the formatted hard drive successfully. If you attempt to perform any of these tasks on hard drive before getting data back from it, the data recovery chances might be reduced.

Most of the time your hard drive may be formatted intentionally or unintentionally, but after that you may want to get files back from formatted hard drive. Usually the drive is formatted intentionally when it is corrupted or damaged because you cannot read or write data from such drives until they are formatted. But formatting results in the loss of all stored data from the hard drive. At this situation you need to make use of file recovery software. This is a very strong application and it can retrieve data after formatting a hard drive. It is capable to restore mp3 files, photos, videos, documents, etc from the formatted drive.

There are lot of situations where your hard drive may get corrupt and then it may force you to format. Usually the hard drive may get corrupt due to virus attack, software malfunction, improper shutdown of your system, power surge, file system corruption, bad sectors, etc. Once the drive is corrupted, the complete data stored on it will become inaccessible to the user. However, you can access data from it only by making use of right application i.e. file recovery software. This software is capable to access data from the drive because it has strong inbuilt scanning algorithm. With the help of scanning technology, it can access data from the hard drive sector by sector. With the help of this recovery utilty, you can easily get files from corrupted external hard drive without any other difficulty.

You can utilize this tool on almost all Windows platforms such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, etc. Along with internal hard disk recovery, it is also possible to restore data from the formatted external hard drives like SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. You can get back all types of files like photos, videos, music, word documents, etc from the storage drive. You can also recover files, even if they are deleted from Recycle Bin. This easy to use software allows you to recover files deleted from recycle bin just by following few simple steps.

Follow the below given steps to get files back from formatted hard drive:

Step1: First download the trial version of this software and run it by double clicking on the desktop icon. Select "Recover Partitions / Drives" option from the main screen. Then select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option from the next window as shown in Fig A.

Get Files Back From Formatted Hard Drive - Main Screen

Fig A. Main window

Step2: Now select your hard drive from the list of drives that are displayed on the second screen and then click on “Next” option, to scan the selected drive as shown in Fig B.

Get Files Back From Formatted Hard Drive - Select Drive

Fig B. Select Drive

Step3: Wait for a few minutes until the selected drive was scanned completely and finally you can view the recovered data, using “File Type View” option as shown in Fig C.

Get Files Back From Formatted Hard Drive - Preview Screen

Fig C. Preview Screen

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