Data Recovery from Formatted C Drive

“I use Windows desktop to pile up all my data; but the system hard drive was invaded by harmful viruses that corrupted C drive and made all my data out of reach. So, I had to format C drive by creating backup of important data on Local drive D. However, after formatting I lost the backup as I formatted D drive too. Now can I recover formatted C drive data from my system hard drive? If yes, then suggest some useful methods to accomplish this task.”

As all are aware that formatting is a process to erase data from hard drive and to resolve various issues that make data inaccessibility on that storage drive. But before formatting C drive, users should take all necessary precautions as C drive holds vital data. C drive on system hard disk is where operating system is been installed, boot sector is located and various other programs files have been placed. In simple words, primary partition on a computer is referred as C drive. Also, it can even hold user data such documents, archives, folders, pictures, videos, and so on; but this C drive may be formatted under scenarios like:

  • C drive should be formatted to install / reinstall Windows operating system
  • When corruption of file system on C drive induce errors and causes inaccessibility of data saved in that drive
  • Errors while repartitioning or creating new partition (logical drive) on system hard drive can corrupt C drive
  • Boot sector damage due to malware or other software conflicts will stop C drive from booting operating system and hence it has to be formatted
  • Abnormal system shutdowns or frequent power outages will often end up damaging hard drive including C drive after which drive has to be formatted

Formatting C drive without proper backup may dissolve valuable data saved in it. Unfortunately, in situations like mentioned above, one may not get chance to backup all crucial data from C drive before formatting or sometimes backup may not be available after formatting which leads to data loss issues. It is then users wonder how to recover data from formatted C drive. Fortunately, data recovery from formatted C drive can be achieved by implementing good data recovery program. Before that, make sure no data is written to C drive after formatting as it can overwrite erased data.

Formatted C Drive recovery tool:

Ingenious tech experts have introduced Yodot Hard Drive Recovery to exceptionally retrieve all data from C drive after formatting. This program is built with unique recovery modules to securely get back formatted data in peaceful manner. It is capable of retrieving data such as movies, folders, documents, pictures, program files, executable files, archives, and much more from formatted C drive. It also enables an option to create disc image of entire hard drive that is not booting, working and dead in various situations. It supports to restore formatted C drive data on hard drive formatted with FAT32, NTFS, FAT16, NTFS5, ReFS and ExFAT file systems. This software is efficient at recovering files from formatted hard disk on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and 2003 OS based computers. It can also extract data from storage devices like external hard drive, USB flash drive, SSD, FireWire drive, memory cards and many others with ease.

Follow these steps to rescue formatted C drive data:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on a healthy Windows computer to execute data recovery
  • Connect the victim hard drive on which C drive was formatted to this system
  • Install and run the software according to given instructions
  • In main window, go for “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to extract formatted C drive data
  • Next screen displays all drives present on system, select the drive that was formatted and click next
  • In next screen, click on ‘Mark All’ / ‘Skip’ button to choose all file types that needs to be retrieved from formatted C drive
  • Allow the software to complete scanning process on chosen drive and wait till recovered files get displayed
  • View the restore data in ‘Data View’ or ‘File Type View’ to confirm restoration results
  • Preview details of selected files and then store these rescued files to new desired location on host computer hard drive

Things to Remember:

  • Recurrently hold proper backup of important data from entire hard drive
  • Avoid accidental formatting of C drive while carrying out other tasks on hard drive

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