Retrieve Files after Formatting Windows 8 Hard Drive

“Hi, I have a computer running on Windows 8 operating system. I was getting lots of troubles using my Windows 8 system, which was performing slowly and was behaving abnormally. This made me to format hard drive on Windows 8 computer. Before formatting I thought, I have backup of all files on Windows 8 PC, but not actually. Few files which were saved after last backup was made are lost. I had some really important files on my computer. Please help me with a solution to recover files from formatted Windows 8 hard drive; thanks in advance...”

Windows 8 operating system is the product of Microsoft released for PC users. In Windows 8, lots of features were newly introduced. The interface was made touch feel, but it is again an option for user. It also introduced a special ReFS file system for a local drive. While using Windows 8 OS computer, formatting its hard drive is quite common scenario. You might have stored number of important files on Windows 8 computer. If you have formatted your Windows 8 system as in above case and lost data, then you need not to worry. You can recover data from formatted laptop or desktop that is running Windows 8 OS using formatted data recovery software. The tool can retrieve data from Windows 8 hard disk formatted for various reasons as given below:

  • Accidental Format: You may format Windows 8 hard drive accidentally while performing some other action on hard drive partitions
  • Re-formatting: When you reformat Windows 8 hard drive, the old file system of the drive gets replaced by new one and all the information on the hard drive will be gone forever
  • OS Re-installation: If OS is not functioning properly, then you may tend to re-install it. When it is re-installed, the hard drive would have been formatted which erases complete data saved on it
  • Resizing Partitions: Partition may be formatted while resizing hard drive on your Windows 8 computer to expand or shrink size of existing partition

Like above mentioned scenarios there are many reasons for formatting Windows 8 hard drive. However, you can recover files from formatted hard drive Windows 8 using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software.

Formatted data recovery software for Windows 8:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software helps you carry out data recovery from Windows 8 hard drive after formatting due to reformatting, corruption, re-partitioning, OS re-installation and other issues as listed above. This program has capability to retrieve different types of files like photos, videos, music files, Microsoft Office documents, games, etc. from Windows 8 hard drive. You can get back data from hard drives having SATA, ATA, PATA, SCSI, IDE and other interfaces. It supports data restoration from partitions formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT and ReFS file systems. This application is even able to retrieve data from removal storage drives like external hard drives, pen drives, memory cards, iPods, FireWire Drives and so on Windows 8 computers. Other than recovering data from Windows 8, this also gets back data lost or erased from hard drives on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based computers and laptops.

Procedural steps to recover files from formatted hard drive on Windows 8 computer:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it on formatted Windows 8 computer
  • Run the utility and select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” from main screen
  • Select hard drive icon of Windows 8 computer and click on “Next”
  • Then from next screen, select file types which you want to restore and click on “Next”
  • Software starts scanning formatted Windows 8 hard drive for selected file types and displays the result in few minutes
  • View list of recovered files in two views namely, “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select file and click on “Preview” option to view data recovered from it
  • Save recovered files on an external drive of Windows 8 computer

Valuable Tips:

  • Keep backup of data on an external drive of Windows 8 computer
  • Use powerful anti-virus software for keeping your files in Windows 8 PC safe from viruses

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