Recover Formatted Data

How to Recover Formatted Data?

Hard drives are the most efficient storage devices to store and retrieve digital information. They offer huge amount of storage space, cost effective and accessing data from hard drives is very fast when compared to other storage media. Hence most of the people prefer hard drives as their secondary storage devices to store and manage their work related, personal and business information with their personal or workstation computers.

Formatting a hard drive erases all the data stored and re-install the file system. There are times in which users lose their digital data stored in hard drives due to formatting. Losing of important files leads to critical problem. Let us see how formatting hard drive results in losing digital information. Some of the common scenarios are listed here.

  • First and foremost reason for deletion of data is accidental formatting. While accessing data from external hard drives, sometimes you might try to format them to erase all the data. In such instances if you accidentally hit format on your computer logical drives which has some important files, it will erase all the files. Formatted related issue can also happen upon digital camera memory card, click on this URL, to know more:
  • Sometimes due to corruption of file system or infection of macro virus, your logical drives might become inaccessible. In such cases it needs to format the drives to use them further. Suppose the data stored in such drives is not backed up, then losing of files is guaranteed.
  • In some cases there chances of Root Directory or Master Boot Record gets corrupt due to hard drive crash. Since they are like an index file to access the stored information from the hard drives, corruption of which makes your computer hard drives inaccessible. In such instances format is mandatory to resolve the issue.

Since digital files are prone to corruption or deletion, it is always better to take a regular backup of files stored in your computer hard drives. Proper backup will never let you end up with losing critical data. In case if you end up with losing files due to formatting hard drives, no need to worry, stop using the drive, because you can recover corrupt files from hard drives using utilities, which can recover formatted data before they are overwritten by any new file or folder. Using this application, you will be capable of recovering data from NTFS partition together with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS5, ExtFAT formatted hard drive partitions on Windows OS.

Recover Formatted software is an advanced tool, which facilitates you to recover corrupted hard drive data in a few clicks. This software is highly secure and simple to use. Using this utility you can restore more than 300 file types from FAT and NTFS formatted hard drives. This tool recover formatted data from partitioned and re-partitioned logical drives, apart from this it secures data from deleted RAID partitions as well. This utility also facilitates you to recover corrupt memory card to restore deleted or lost pictures. As a memory card recovery software, this tool helps to recover accidentally formatted SD card, XD card, memory sticks, etc. It can also be used to recover damaged USB drive files.

Following are the steps on how to recover damaged hard disk partition:

Step 1: Install the trial version of Recover Formatted software and launch it using desktop icon. You will get a Main Screen with three options as shown in fig 1

Recover Formatted Data - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Select "Recover Drives". Since we have to recover formatted data click on "Formatted/Re-Formatted Recovery". Now the software will check for the formatted partitions and display the list of logical drives as shown in fig 2

Formatted Data Recovery Tool - List of Logical Drives

Fig 2: List of Logical Drives

Step 3: Select the drive from which you want to recover the files and click on "Next". You will get a window with different of types of file that can be recovered as shown in fig 3. Select the file types that you wish to recover and click "Next"

Software to Recover Formatted Data - Select File Types Screen

Step 4: The software scans the selected partition for specified file type and display the list of recovered file. Select the file and click on "Preview" option and view the recovered file as shown in fig 4. If you are happy with the recovered results then activate the software and restore recovered files to desired location

Formatted Disk Data Recovery - View Recovered Data

Fig 4: View Recovered Data

Note: Recover Formatted (Mac) Edition can be used to recover formatted Mac volumes and retrieve data easily.

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