Accidentally Formatted Hard Drive How to Recover Data?
“Hi, I accidentally formatted my external hard drive connected to the Windows system. The portable drive is my backup storage device, which has hundreds of my important files like photos, video clips, document files and more. I need to recover my lost files from the external disk. It is possible? How can I do it?”
It is a common question every user asks, who come across above sorts of situations. We know formatting erases entire data from a storage device. Thus, computer users generally think the formatted data is gone permanently. But, it is not the fact.
Formatting does beyond what you and we know. And, for the above query, the answer is yes! You can recover files after accidental format.
Formatting means preparing a new logical drive. Technically, when u format a hard drive, it removes the file address table from the drive (all bookkeeping info of the drive), tests each sector of the drive and creates a new address table. Thus, your formatted hard drive or device becomes a new storage drive, ready to save data.
But, your files are not erased from the drive. Just pointers pointing to your files are cleared from the library, hence they are in the invisible state. So, you can recover lost files after accidental format or quick format unless you save new data to the formatted disk drive.
Note: Stop saving new files or using the formatted drive, until you get files back from formatted hard disk.
With Remo Recover software you can recover files after an accidentally formatting the hard drive on Windows operating system in a couple of easy steps. Any data loss issues can be resolved effectively with the simple user-friendly interface of this formatted recovery software. It is developed with powerful built-in deep scan algorithm to recover files after accidental format in no time. Moreover, you can get the free download of this data recovery software and check its data recovery ability.
Step1: Launch Remo Recover and click on Recover Partitions button from the main screen. Next, you will see the logical and physical disk drives available in the system. Choose an appropriate disk and click Scan button
Figure A: Main Screen
Step2: Next, the tool will scan the disk to find all its partitions that are present currently and were present before formatting the disk drive. Once it completes scanning the disk, it shows all its partitions with their file systems. Choose the formatted partition which you want to recover and click Scan button to start the recovery
Figure B: Choose Accidentally Formatted Partition
Step3: Then, it scans the formatted partition to extract all its data. Upon the completion of scanning and recovery process, it shows the list of recovered files in Data View, and File Type View
Figure C: Recovered Data View
Step4: Finally, the tool will allow to preview the recovered files and allow to evaluate its recovery results before saving
Figure D: Preview Recovered Files
Step 5: At last, if you are completely happy with the recovery results, then buy its full version and save the recovered files at the location of your choice
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files
Note: Connect the external hard drive to the data recovery software installed system and follow the formatted drive recovery process if you have formatted your portable hard disk drive.