Formatted Hard Disk Drive Recovery


Hard drives are secondary storage devices, which are used in personal or workstation computers to store the digital information. Based on pin configuration, they are classified into different types like SATA, SCSI, IDE, etc. Hard drives use magnetic recording to store the digital information. Compared to other data storage devices, accessing of data is much faster with hard drives and also they are cost effective. The storage capacity of hard drives varies from several GB’s to TB’s.

Before storing any digital information on hard drives, user needs to format the hard drives to install the file system. Formatting is a process of erasing all the stored information from the storage drives and installing the file system. There are times in which users lose their valuable information stored in hard drives due to formatting. Let us see some of the formatting scenarios where users can lose their hard drive data.

  • Prior to installing or re-installing the operating system, it is mandatory to format the hard drive in order to install the file system. At this point of time, if the user accidentally hit format on the wrong drive which has some important files apart from the intended one, , then he/she might face critical data loss problem.
  • There are times in which the file system gets corrupt due to virus infection or operating crash. In such instances your hard drives become inaccessible and in order to use it further it needs to format the drive. In case if the user has not taken a backup of data stored in such drives, then loss of files is guaranteed.

In order to be safe in terms of the data stored in your hard drives, it is always better to take a proper backup of important files. Whenever you lose the files, they can be restored instantly with the help of its backup. Or you can use this advanced data recovery application to restore documents from hard disk drive and from other data storage devices with ease.

In worst case scenario, if you end up huge amount of data loss due to formatting hard drives without its backup, stop using the drive and avoid silly mistakes. With the help of professional data recovery utilities, it is very simple to retrieve formatted data from hard drives before overwriting.

Whenever a file or folder gets delete from hard drives, it will never be erased immediately from the stored sector, only the pointer which points to the stored location of the file will be removed and the space occupied by the deleted file will be marked as available but the actual stream of bytes still resides on the stored sector until it is overwritten with new data. Unfortunately such data is inaccessible to operating system without a pointer but data recovery software scan the hard drive and retrieve data from formatted laptop hard drive & also computer hard drive, with the help of file attributes like extension, signature, etc.

Recover Formatted is one of the popular hard drive recovery software which is developed by expert data recovery professionals to retrieve formatted hard disk drive. This utility facilitates you to recover formatted hard drive partition and re-partition. This tool supports recovery of more than 300 file types from different storage media including photo files and hence can also retrieve photos from formatted flash drives. In case if the hard drive has some bad sectors this tool helps you to restore data from such drives by creating Disk Image. This utility also helps to retrieve formatted memory card, external drive, and also to retrieve formatted USB drive data. You can use this tool as memory card recovery software to retrieve formatted SD card, XD card, MMC, memory sticks and other type of memory cards. Using this utility you can even retrieve formatted toshiba HDD in very steps.

Recent Updates:

Restore Data from Formatted Verbatim External Hard Drive: The renewed version of this software allows users to easily restore data from Verbatitm external hard drive with ease. To know more about how this software restore data from formatted Verbatim external hard drive, click here:

Recover Formatted Hard Drive is now updated with advanced features to resolve data loss issues after hard disk formatting as it empowers Windows users to rescue HDD data on all latest Windows versions such as Windows 7 and Windows 8. To know more about complete process just visit the link

Following are some simple steps which you can follow to recover formatted partition data:

Step 1: Install the demo version of Recover Formatted and launch it. You will get a window with three options as shown in fig a

Fig a: Main Screen

Step 2: Select "Recover Drives" then you will get to different options to recover hard drives. Since we have to recover formatted hard drive click on "Formatted/Re-formatted Recovery". The software will display the list of available logical drives as shown in fig b

Fig b: Select Logical Drive from the List

Step 3: Select the drive from which you want to recover files and click on "Next" button. Now the tool will display the list files that can be recovered as shown in fig c

Fig c: Select File Type Screen

Step 4: Select the types of file you wish to recover and click "Next". The software will scan the selected drive for specified file types and display the list of recovered files as shown in fig d

Fig d: View Recovered File Window

Step 5: Using "Data View", select the recovered file and click on "Preview" button. If you are satisfied with the recovered results "Save Recovery Session", activate the product and then restore the recovered files to desired location

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