Data Recovery from Formatted Portable Hard Drive

“Hi, I connected my portable hard drive and pen drive to Windows computer at same time to work with some files. Instead of formatting pen drive I accidentally formatted my portable hard drive which held most of my confidential data. I didn’t add any files on to that drive though. Is there any way to rescue data from it? Please help me out!!!”

Portable hard drive may not be important to computer but it is most crucial for user, because user may take backup of all important official files, pictures, songs, movies and much more from computer on external drive. Especially portable hard drive can store and move data quickly with convenience. Unfortunately, formatting portable hard drive will remove all data present on it leading to data loss. There are some scenarios that force users to format their portable hard drive such as:

  • Severe virus attack on portable hard drive that makes data inaccessible
  • Application failure or unexpected system shutdown when data from portable hard drive is being used
  • Corruption of file system structure on removable drive
  • Occurrence of interruption like power surge during read / write process and damage in partition structures of external hard disk

Any of the above mentioned situation is hazardous to data saved in external hard drive because, user tends to format the drive without having a chance to backup essential files. However, when any removable hard disk is formatted and data is wiped off, it is recommended to stop any operation on the drive, which will cause overwriting. By using reliable data recovery software all files from formatted portable HDD can be recovered easily.

Formatted portable hard disk recovery program:

Utilize Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool to easily restore data from formatted portable hard drive on Windows OS. Its powerful recovery algorithm scans and regains data not only from formatted external hard drive but also from deleted, lost, inaccessible, corrupt, not working Transcend portable hard drive, Iomega external hard drive, Samsung external hdd and from many other external hard drives effeciently. It is engineered to get back documents, presentation files, Excel sheets, PDF, generic media files, compressed files and other file types. This utility can regain data from external hard drive, memory card, pen drives, SSD drives and many other storage drives. It can retrieve data from computer hard drives having ATA, IDE, SATA, SCSI, PATA and other interfaces. It supports file recovery from formatted and deleted partitions or storage drives with FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file systems. This program is compatible on Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS.

Steps to restore data from formatted portable hard drive:

  • Connect portable HDD to healthy Windows PC
  • 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 continue further
  • Now select drive which represents external hard disk 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 buying the product
  • Then, save recovered data in desired destination location on any drive other than same portable hard disk

Notable Points:

  • Avoid downloading and installing any recovery tool on external drive after losing data from it
  • Do not interrupt data read or write process carried out on portable hard disk drive

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