Retrieve Folders from Formatted Drive

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:

  • While reinstalling operating system or reformatting hard drive partition user may forgot to backup essential folders and proceed further
  • User will format a drive in order to get rid of malicious viruses, Trojan horses, malwares, spywares, worms and many more external threats without any other option
  • To eliminate “Drive not formatted error” on system or portable devices you may force to format erroneous drive
  • Accidental employing “Format” option on hard drive partitions or on other external storage devices which is connected to the PC will be a common reason for formatting a drive

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 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

  • Download and installYodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on Windows system
  • Open the program and stick to onscreen instructions
  • Use “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to retrieve folders from formatted drive
  • Later, this application displays all the drives present in Windows computer
  • Select drive from where formatted folders are to be recovered and click on “next” button
  • This triggers scanning process and shows all folders from selected drive
  • Mark folders which are to be regained using “Data Type” or “File Type” view options
  • Finally, save restored folders on Windows hard disk, however not to same formatted drive to avoid data overwriting

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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