How to Restore a Formatted Hard Drive?

“My brother accidentally formatted my hard drive which holds many precious files. I am blank and have no idea regarding how to get back files from formatted HDD. Can anyone suggest me any reliable way to restore lost data? Awaiting for your reply!!!”

Format is process of repairing hard drive for reading and writing purpose. When user format the hard drive, the OS wipes entire data on it, tests to make sure all sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors those are scratched and creates internal address table to locate information later. After format process, no data from on drive gets erased. No need to panic because they just go invisible as they are no longer part of the directory structure. But data present in it does not get wiped entirely, this provides good chance good chance to get back info from the disk drive. With the utilization of prominent drive recovery software it is possible to restore data from formatted hard drive. To know the exact solution go through this page.

Here are few scenarios where user may face data loss:

  • While doing complicated task like reinstalling, you may unintentionally choose wrong drive to format leading to huge amount of data loss after formatting
  • To make free space user would try to resize partitions on computer hard drive. If resizing of existing partition is performed wrongly, it corrupts the partition after which user should format it without any alternative
  • If your hard disk is damaged due to severe virus attack then it can force you to format
  • Toggling file system of storage media from FAT to NTFS or vice versa, will create new file system and clears all data present in it. This occurs when data loses their file system permission and encryption details which holds entries
  • Sometimes you can't access any drive because it may pop up an error message to format it. In such case it is compulsory to format the drive which leads to data loss
  • To get rid of Blue screen on Windows PC due to Death error and some other logical errors, user will often use format option

Utility to recover data from formatted hard disk:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is trustworthy tool to bring back data from formatted hard drive on Windows operating system. It is engineered to rescue documents, Excel sheets, PDF, presentation files, generic media files, compressed files and other file types from formatted, corrupted or inaccessible storage drive. Its powerful algorithms scan formatted / reformatted drives to restore removed information without causing any damage to file contents. 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 data from portable hard drive, memory card, pen drives, SSD drives and many other storage drives even when device is completely formatted. It can recover data from HDD on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS.

Procedure to rescue data from formatted hard drive:

Note: If hard drive is completely formatted, then connect it to any healthy Windwos computer to perform recovery.

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool on Windows 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 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 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 skip scanning process after purchase of product
  • Then, save retrieved data in desired destination location

Valuable Tips:

  • Avoid downloading recovery tool on any hard drive after losing data from it
  • Confirm twice before formatting any drive on Windows PC

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