Software to Retrieve Formatted Data

“Hi, my sister accidentally formatted D drive on my system, which holds most important data. I am hopeless and have no idea of how to regain data from formatted partition. Is there any suggestion to get back lost data from formatted drive? All solutions are welcomed!!!”

Format is the process of restoring file system on storage device for writing and reading purpose, usually a disk. When you format a drive, the operating system will wipe all information on disk to make sure that all sectors are reliable and creates internal address table to save and locate data in it. However, sometimes this results in data loss if performed accidentally or forcefully without keeping backup.

Reasons that leads to data loss after format:

  • File system is available to organize and manage the saved data from HDD. When updating file system to higher version, you may miss to backup files before continuing with the process and lose data
  • While doing complicated task like reinstalling, you may unintentionally choose wrong drive for formatting leading to huge amount of data loss after formatting
  • To make free space user would try to resize partitions on system hard drive. If resizing of existing partition is performed wrongly, it corrupts the partition after which user should format it without any alternative
  • Sometimes you can't access or open external drive because it may pop up an error message. In such instant it is compulsory to format the drive leading to data loss

If you go through any of the above mentioned situations, please do not panic. Because formatting a drive does not erase the data permanently but loads file system freshly so navigation details of files will be lost. If right software is used recovering data after formatting storage drive becomes simple. However, make sure that drive is not used for any data activities after format process to increase the chances of data recovery.

Formatted data recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery utility can bring back data from formatted drive if the drive is not used after format to store any files. Its powerful algorithms scan formatted and reformatted drives to restore erased data without causing any damage to file contents. It is engineered to get back documents, Excel sheets, PDF, presentation files, generic media files, compressed files and other file types from corrupted or inaccessible storage drive. It can easily retrieve data from computer hard drives having ATA, IDE, SATA, SCSI, PATA and other interfaces. It supports file recovery from formatted partitions or storage drives with FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. This utility can restore lost data from portable hard drive, memory card, pen drives, SSD drives and many other storage drives even when device is completely formatted. It is compatible on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS.

Procedure to retrieve data after formatting:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on the PC and install it
  • Now launch the utility and main screen will show two options like ‘Partition Recovery’ and ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’
  • In that opt for ‘Formatted / Reformatted Recovery’ option and go further
  • Now select drive which represents the drive that was formatted
  • Choose required file types that you want to retrieve or by default all file types will be selected
  • Now allow the tool to initiate scanning process and wait till it gets over
  • After completing the scanning process, you can view restored data either in 'Data View' or 'File Type View'
  • Finally use 'Save Recovery Session' option to save scanning information that can be used to resume scanning process after purchase of product
  • Then, save retrieved data in desired destination location


  • Confirm twice before formatting any partition / drive on Windows desktop
  • Avoid downloading any recovery tool on hard drive after losing data from it due to formatting

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