Recover Deleted Files after Formatting Hard Drive

“Hi there, my system was taking too long to boot up so I thought of formatting its hard drive and reinstalling OS.So, I checked for backup of hard drive data and formatted it. But after completing the task and turning the system ON, I gathered that I had forgot to backup recently created files on my system and those files are deleted now.Can anyone please suggest me how to recover deleted files from formatted hard disk? Thanks in advance.”

This kind of situation is widely seen among various computer users that they forgot to backup necessary files before formatting hard drive as mentioned in the above situation. Also, there are many leading scenarios that result in the same. Few common ones are listed below:

  • Formatting a wrong partition that is holding important files and folders instead of formatting the right one
  • When trying to format any externally connected hard drive on system accidentally selecting the system drive
  • Performing OS reinstallation without backing up recent files and folders

However, formatting doesn’t erase any data permanently from storage devices like hard drive. It just erases registry entries of the files present on that disk and creates a new file system. So, the files will be still present on the drive but invisible to the OS. This will make the user to think that data is completely erased from the drive and lost permanently. Fortunately, if the drive is not stored with any new data after performing format operation, there is possibility of getting back deleted files from this formatted drive. Thinking how to get back files deleted after formatting hard drive? Read below.

File recovery software for formatted hard drive:

Yodot File Recovery is the best option for retrieving deleted files from formatted hard drive. This excellent software is capable enough to quickly scan entire formatted hard drive and extract all unreachable files still present on the drive. The tool can be used to restore files like documents, presentations, notepad files, spreadsheets, executable files, xml files, etc. from FAT and NTFS file system based hard drives. The application is enriched with advanced recovery modules that can extract deleted as well as lost files from system hard drives, external hard drives, pen drives and from other popular storage devices on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 OS computers.

Steps to use formatted hard drive deleted file recovery software:

  • Connect your formatted hard drive to a Windows PC externally / as secondary drive
  • Download Yodot File Recovery software on to that Windows system
  • Install and run the utility by following given instructions
  • Then in the main screen, select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option and click next
  • Next screen shows all the drives present on the system (including externally connected drives)
  • Select the drive letter that represents formatted hard drive from which files have to be recovered
  • Next, the software scans entire drive and lists out all restorable files
  • Then select required files by going through the list in Data view / File type views
  • Further, select desired location on host computer drive and save the retrieved files

Necessary Tips:

  • Take active backup of necessary files before performing formatting the hard drive
  • Before clicking Yes for formatting, check whether it is the right drive to format

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