Rescue Data from Formatted NTFS Partition

Partitions on hard drive are formatted with different file systems like NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, Ex-Fat and so on. New Table File System is one among them which is abbreviated for NTFS, this file system is majorly used in almost all latest Windows operating systems where data can be accessed and shared easily. Though data on NTFS drive is secure, it might get deleted or lost due to any reason. Formatting partition is one of common fact, which erases entire data from NTFS partition.

While installing new operating systems, you may accidentally select the wrong NTFS drive and clicked on the format button that will remove all the data from logical drive without any further notification. As soon as the format option is processed all the files and folders will be wiped out and the drive will be as brand new, but there would be no files left on NTFS drive. You may be thinking that the format process has permanently deleted complete files and folders from your NTFS drive. Well, this is not true! You can effectively recover data from formatted NTFS partition by following the procedure that is discussed at the later stage in this page.

Now, if you happen to need the data from respective formatted NTFS partition, then the first question that arises in your mind is what has to be done? This is simple, all you need to do is to install drive recovery tool and step in to the recovery process to get back the information within short duration of time.

What are reasons that lead to formatting of your NTFS partition?

  • While installing multiple operating systems in the same computer, you could have unintentionally selected the wrong drive and proceed with the format option. This results in loss of entire information that was saved in the drive. Therefore one must take care before proceeding with the format option and make sure that it is the right NTFS drive
  • You may accidentally click on the wrong drive and select the format option during the process of creating multiple partitions on computer hard drive. This wipes out all the files and folders that were there in your NTFS partition
  • Formatting the drive sometimes becomes necessary when NTFS drive becomes inaccessible. You may not be able to access the data from NTFS drive when its file system gets corrupted as a result of virus infection or due to power surge. Only option that would be remaining would be to format the NTFS drive and get access to its data

Formatted Partition Recovery Tool:

Searching for the right software to restore data that got lost due to formatting of your NTFS drive? Yodot Hard Drive Data Recovery has all required options to support you with step by step procedure to recover files from formatted NTFS partition. With the help of Find tool option which is equipped in this software, you can recover all lost files on the basis of their file names and unique signatures that are associated with each of these files. The files which are rescued can be compressed using various levels of compressing techniques that are available to the user; this certainly saves some memory space from your NTFS drive. This tool does not only support data retrieval from formatted NTFS partition, it also supports restoring of information from FAT16, FAT32, and Ex-Fat partitions.

Steps to get back data from formatted NTFS partition:

  • Download and install the application in the system by logging in as local system administrator
  • Launch the product and follow the onscreen instructions
  • The options that are provided in the main screen are Partition Recovery or Formatted/Reformatted Recovery
  • Click the mouse on Formatted / Reformatted Recovery, after this the tool will take you to the next window where the list of drives will be shown to you
  • Select the drive that got formatted and press on the Next Button that is available to you at the right bottom of the screen
  • As the scanning process gets completed the recovered data is listed in a particular order
  • Click on the files and preview them before saving on the respective destination location as available to host operating system user

Backup Tips:

  • Double check the drive before formatting it
  • Keep backup of all the files in a separate drive so as to get it back easily if any data loss occurs
  • Stop using NTFS partition once it has undergone formatting as this may overwrite the lost data

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