Recover Data from Windows 7 Formatted Hard Drive

“Hello fellows, as my Windows 7 desktop drive showed Disk Not formatted error, I had to format the drive without second option. Though I had backup of entire drive data, it doesn’t include many of the recently created files that are of great importance. Can anyone suggest me how to recover data from formatted hard disk in Windows 7? Please suggest me easy way of extracting all my deleted data from system drive. Thanks in advance.”

Windows 7 is the most widely used Microsoft Windows operating system on laptops as well as desktops across the globe. All as know, hard drive in Windows 7 system can be used to hoard any kind of data like Word documents, text, photos, movies, songs, program files and many more with ease. However, all useful data on Windows 7 can become futile when user formats the hard disk intentionally or unintentionally. There are few prime reasons due to which Windows 7 hard disk formatting becomes a must. They are as follows:

  • First and foremost, user formats hard drive of Windows 7 system when it is severely corrupted due to malicious malware intrusion after which system do not start or boot at any cost
  • In order to upgrade the operating system to latest version from old version, user has to format the hard drive. If he / she forgets to backup all necessary data from hard drive then it is in vain
  • File system corruption is another factor that induces Format error or Disk not formatted error, after which Windows 7 computer cannot accomplish any data activities. Hence user has to format the drive to resolve such errors
  • If any partition on Windows 7 hard drive is corrupt due to virus or logical errors, in order to eradicate the problem one will try formatting that particular partition. However, in this process one might accidentally format any other partition instead of corrupt partition

It’s a devastating situation when entire hard drive data in Windows 7 gets erased after formatting and user lacks proper backup. Fortunately this kind of disaster can be cured by recovering each single file from formatted Windows 7 hard drive with the help of recovery software.

Data recovery from formatted Windows 7 hard drive:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the ultimate program to get back deleted data from formatted hard drive in Windows 7. This tool includes special recovery strategies that scans entire formatted drive and retrieves each and every file. It can restore files including Office files, program files, pictures, audios, movies, folders and everything from Windows 7 formatted hard drive within few clicks. This software can successfully rescue formatted data from hard drives with SCSI, SATA, PATA / IDE, SAS, etc. interfaces. One can even recover data from formatted partition in Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2008 OS based computers using this software. Additionally, this utility can retrieve data from USB flash drive, external hard drive, SSD, FireWire drive, and other external storage components formatted with FAT32, FAT16, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems..

Guidelines to restore formatted hard disk data in Windows 7:

  • Download the software on a healthy Windows computer
  • Connect your Windows 7 formatted hard drive to this computer as secondary drive
  • After running the software in main screen you will find two options “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Click on second option as you want to retrieve formatted data
  • In next screen, select the drive that represents externally connected formatted hard drive of Windows 7
  • Click next to allow the software to scan selected drive and wait till scanning process ends
  • Now, view the list of restored files in Data view / File Type view
  • Examine details of selected file using Preview button and save retrieved data to specific destination location on host system drive, not again to formatted hard disk

Precautionary Measures:

  • Always maintain proper backup of necessary data from Windows 7 hard drive on external storage devices
  • Do not format any partition or hard drive without necessity

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