Recover Formatted NAS Drive

NAS (Network Attached Storage) is a data storage device that can be easily connected to a PC network. NAS units are not comprised of keyboard or monitor and facilitate file-based data storage device services. These devices can be created either based on dedicated chips or using drivers of the Linux operating system installed on your PC. These devices do not consume much space. Unfortunately, NAS drive exposed to failures and unexpected issues like accidental formatting, which leads to loss of valuable files from the NAS drive. Moreover, NAS storage device does not provide direct access to their drives, thus initiates the data recovery process with storage disassembling and connecting its drives to a recovery machine.

Data loss after formatting the NAS drive

Various reasons that are accountable for formatting or reformatting the NAS drive that carries your vital data. The formatting process will completely wipe all the contents but the deletion is not permanent. The data still resides on the NAS storage until they are overwritten by new files. It is hence recommended to stop saving any new files to the NAS drive soon after formatting it. Nonetheless, to unformat the NAS drive one can simply make use of Recover Formatted software.

Recover Formatted software supports NAS drive restoration in the following scenarios of data loss-

  • Abrupt formatting of the NAS drive connected to your PC instead of other system drives
  • Ejection removal of the NAS drive from your system can severely damage its file system, which can give rise to unexpected errors that makes the NAS drive data inaccessible
  • NAS file system corruption and virus threats on the NAS drive also give rise to format errors
  • Other reasons include abrupt system failure, software malfunction; control board failure or simply human errors

Remember- One should never abruptly remove the NAS drive connected to your system and also take a proper backup of essential files to avoid any data loss situations.

The easiest way to perform NAS drive restoration

You can securely retrieve the NAS drive data using the Recover Formatted software built for Windows systems. This utility is compatible till the latest editions of Windows OS- Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, and Windows Server 2003/2008. It works with all XFS- or EXT2FS formatted single drive as well as RAID0, RAID1, or RAID5 NAS stations from manufacturers like- Buffalo, Seagate, Western Digital, D-Link, or Iomega. This software can recover formatted NAS drive data that stores documents, pictures, audio, video clips, etc. with ease. For more information, simply click here

Recover Formatted app is also best-suited to get off data from flash drive, external HDD, SSD, memory cards, etc. Learn how to use this powerful software to restore data after external hard drive not formatted error. The easy-to-use wizard facilitates a fully automated recovery without much user intervention. A trial version of this program is also made available. You can preview the recoverable data from the NAS drive even in the trial version of the software.

Note: Moreover, one can click here to restore data from formatted Toshiba hard drive.

Steps to Recover Formatted NAS Drive Data

Step 1: Install the Recover Formatted software on the system.

Step 2: Press on Recover Partition option.

Step 3: Browse the NAS drive for scanning. Then click on the Scan button.

Main Window

Fig A: Main Window

Step 4: The tool starts unformatting the NAS drive data.

Scanning in Progress

Fig B: Scanning in Progress

Step 5: View the recoverable files under Data View and File Type View panes.

List of Restored Files

Fig C: List of Restored Files

Step 6: To preview any file item. just right-click on it. You can continue to mark the essential files/folders for saving.

Preview Recovered Data

Fig D: Preview Recovered Files

Step 7: Locate the desired drive location to save the NAS drive data recovered by the software. Hit on the Scan icon.

Saving Recovered Data

Fig E: Save the Recovered Data

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