Initially, partitions on the hard disk drive are formatted with a file system to manage the data as well as to carry out read/write operations on the partitions. Earlier FAT was used to be the default file system on Windows OS. But since after the release of NTFS (New Technology File System), all major Windows versions are using it. In the meanwhile, while accessing NTFS hard drive you might come across situations where you mistakenly format it.
Well, upon formatting the NTFS partition, the files are not immediately removed They reside in the same storage space unless it is overwritten by some new files. Therefore, still, you can get back data from NTFS drive by utilizing a robust drive recovery application- Recover Formatted.
This eminent formatted data recovery tool has an interactive user interface using which the user can perform data recovery from NTFS partition on Windows OS without having any technical knowledge. With the help of this formatted data recovery tool, you can get back documents like Word files, PowerPoint presentations, excel sheets, emails, ZIP archives, PDF files, project files, photos, videos, songs, and a lot more.
Common causes for formatting NTFS partition on Windows system are-
Formatted NTFS partitions are not permanently deleted
Formatting operation makes the files invisible at the system interface, but will not be permanently wiped off the hard drive. It is because formatting only deals with the deletion of file entries in the partition table. Only the reference of the data on the disk will be removed but the data remains untouched until it's overwritten by new files. Therefore, to successfully retrieve data from NTFS drives, you need to avoid using the NTFS drive for saving or adding new files. Once the drive is overwritten, it is never possible to retrieve the file data back.
Outstanding features of the Recover Formatted software
Step 1: Start the Recover Formatted program on your system. Choose Recover Partitions option given on the main screen.
Step 2: Now browse the NTFS partition for scanning.
Step 3: Hit on the Scan button to initiate the scan process.
Fig A: Main Window
Step 4: The program deep scans NTFS partitions.
Fig B: Scanning in Progress
Step 5: Data retrieved from the NTFS drive will be displayed in Data View and File Type View panes.
Fig C: List of Restored Files
Step 6: Preview the regained data with a right-click.
Fig D: Preview Recovered Files
Step 7: Mention the drive location for saving the retrieved NTFS data and hit on the Save button.
Fig E: Save the Recovered DataNote: Click on www.recoverformatted.com/data-from-formatted-usb-hard-drive.html and get a step-by-step guide to restoring formatted USB hard drive data.