Retrieve Folders From Formatted Drive

Written by Lucy John on May 02, 2023

Usually formatting a drive with latest or other file system will upgrade new file system on respective storage component such as hard drive, pen drive, memory card and other storage devices. As formatting a drive completely erases data preserved in it, foremost user must and should backup data stored in it to other devices. On other hand, user may format a drive or storage component to free up memory utilization, clear viruses and other related issues using “Format” option.

Even though it is highly recommended to backup valuable folders saved in a drive prior to formatting, unfortunately some users may fail to do so. Let us discuss scenarios where users may go wrong or situations which might make them step into unintentional or accidental formatting and removal of important folders:

In case, you have mistakenly performed formatting operating on any storage drive and do not possess backup of essential folders stored in respective drive, then don’t bother!! It is possible to rescue folders wiped out after formatting a drive using any finest data recovery application.

Formatted drive recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool one of the most significant data retrieval applications to perform folder recovery from formatted drive on Windows system. This program will deeply scan formatted drive and restores deleted folders within few mouse clicks. It recovers folders from formatted hard drive partitions, external hard disks, USB drives, flash cards and other devices proficiently. You can carry out restoration of folders from formatted FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExtFAT drives. Along with formatted drives data, you can even get back data from damaged USB stick, RAW pen drive, corrupted hard drive, failed memory card and others. This application can run successfully on Windows desktops and laptops working with Windows 11, Windows10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 2003 operating systems.

Steps to recover folders from formatted drive:

Note: If you want to recover data from external storage device then connect it to your computer and proceed further with recovery steps

Important Tips:

  • Use powerful antivirus application in order to protect hard disk, pen drive, external hard drive and others from harmful viruses
  • Keep backup of essential folders on more than one storage device
  • Do not use formatted drive to store new files to avoid overwriting of original data

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