Rescue Data after High Level Format

High level format is also termed as quick format; the process erases only File Allocation Table entries and related details from the hard drive or any other storage component’s memory space. High level formatting acquires less time to wipe data from storage device compared to low level formatting or full formatting.

People often go for high level formatting while upgrading operating system from older version to latest version. Though it is well known that high level formatting can make files and folders stored in hard drive inaccessible; some users do not backup or forget to backup valuable data stored in it before going to perform high level format on system and suffer from huge data loss.

Let us discuss some other instances which make you to carryout high level formatting:

  • While reinstalling operating system in PC
  • To reformat hard drive partition with other file system
  • In order to get rid over formatting errors
  • To eliminate virus or malware programs

Suppose you unintentionally accomplished high level formatting on hard drive or any removable storage device and do not possess backup of formatted data, then don’t worry. As mentioned previously high level format only removes index entries of the files from file system table and it is possible to get back wiped data using any good data recovery software. One of the most significant software is Yodot Hard Drive Recovery.

Data recovery after high level format:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool is potent data recovery software to rescue data after high level formatting of hard drive from both Windows laptops and desktops. It restores lost / deleted data from your hard drive in an efficient and easy way. It can perform data restoration from various file systems such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and ExtFAT after high level format. The software also extracts data from corrupted or unbootable hard drive on Windows system. Including system hard drive, you can also get back data from external hard drives, flash drives, memory cards and other storage devices. It can support retrieval of data from hard drive with different interfaces such as IDE, SATA, SCSI, SAS, ATA and PATA. The application can run successfully on different Windows OS including Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 2003.

Steps to recover erased data after high level format:

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery utility on Windows system
  • Open the application and stick to the onscreen guiding instructions
  • Use “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to recover data after high level format
  • The tool scans and displays all the drives present in the system
  • Select the partition or drive on which you performed high level formatting
  • The software scans and displays all the recoverable data from the selected hard drive partition
  • Mark the files and folders which are to be rescued using “Data Type” or “File Type” view options
  • Finally save the recovered data on to your hard disk, however not to the location from which you are restored data because the chances of original data being overwritten is very high

Important Tips:

  • Before performing complex system tasks backup essential data on external storage devices
  • Do not save new data on system hard rive after high level format
  • Install quality anti-virus software on system and update it regularly

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