Bring Back Specific Folder from Formatted Drive

“Till Yesterday my computer was working fine without any issues but today morning when I clicked on a drive to access information, I was presented with an error message which reads like ‘access denied’. The only way to get rid of this error message was formatting, so I have formatted it as I had backup of all files saved in that drive. However after formatting when I checked my backup, I could not find specific folder which contained essential information in it; I think I forgot to copy it to backup copy. Please someone suggest me a good way to restore specific folder from formatted drive as it contains many important files"

Windows operating system allows you create folder of any size. You can separate important files and save them on a folder so that you can view them easily without wasting your time in searching for files. Also you can manage important folders in a drive to access information whenever you want. But circumstance like above may occur at any point and makes you lose important folders within a second.

Possible causes which make you lose specific folder due to formatting:

    Users might format drive due to several reasons; the important one is accidental formatting. One can create many partitions on Windows computer and store data upon it. When you find that any one partition have unwanted files, you prefer to format it to add new files. But while selecting, you may choose wrong one and format. Also, you might choose to format the drive when your computer’s speed has enormously reduced due to virus attacks. It is wise decision to format drive when your system’s hard drive speed has decreased but before commencing the formatting process, you should transfer all the files to the backup copy or create it if it is not been maintained and making delay may give a way to data loss situation.

Formatted drive recovery software:

It is not a hard work to get back specific folder from a formatted hard drive if you have Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software. It will show specific folder present in your hard drive and you need to just check over the box to select and restore it. Also you will be able to see how many folders have been recovered from a hard drive. If you want to restore specific file types, then you can make use of “file type” option provided on the screen which will show the folder containing only those files. This is risk free application and you need not worry about files which you want to retrieve or already present in your computer, since it does not touch rather takes only information from selected storage drive. It retrieves specific folder such as Downloads, Libraries, My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos, My Music and saves them to location that you specify. In addition to this, one can even restore specific folder from formatted external storage devices such as memory sticks, memory cards, USB drive, external hard drive, SSD drives, RAID drives and so on.

Procedure to regain specific folder from formatted hard drive:

  • First of all download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it to your Windows computer
  • Soon after installation run it to begin the recovery of specific folder from formatted drive
  • Main screen shows two options which are “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select second option in order to retrieve specific folder from formatted drive
  • You will now find available drives on your computer
  • Choose the drive which you have formatted and then click upon “Next” to allow it to scan
  • You can view the progress of scanning on a status bar
  • Now click on specific file types; otherwise hit on “Skip” to recover all files by default
  • Verify recovered files by using two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • At last save retrieved files in a preferred location


  • Never format the drive unless and until you copy entire data to safe location
  • Do not add anything to the drive after you have formatted it as it leads to overwriting

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