Recover Data from Quick Formatted Drive

Posted by: Leo Mccoy

Quick Format !!!!!

Windows operating system provides two options to format drive i.e. full format and Quick format. Full format is time consuming because it checks for bad sectors present in drive and erases data by overwriting with zeros. But that is not the case with Quick format, when you perform quick format files will not be removed permanently only the file entries in file allocation table will be deleted and you just lose the access to those files. Therefore it is possible to undelete files after quick format, unless and until deleted data is not overwritten by any new data.

Restore Files after Quick Format

To know how data gets lost due to Quick format let us discuss a scenario. Suppose you are using a USB flash drive to store, share and transfer important files. You have stored some essential files in USB drive and transferred those files to Windows system. Soon after transferring you quick formatted the USB drive, but files stored in Windows computer lost due to some unfamiliar reasons. Now you want to recover files from USB drive which is quick formatted. In case you don’t know how to recover files after quick format then read through this article and find the best solution to get back your files.

As explained above your files will be intact with drive it can be recovered by making use of any reliable Windows data recovery software. This is because when any file gets deleted off computer or any other storage media then only pointers to those files will be erased and actual data remains safe. But if you add any new file then the deleted space will be occupied and as a result you cannot restore it at any cost.

Recover data from quick formatted drive using Remo Recover!!!!!!

Remo Recover is safe, secure and quickest format hard drive recovery software to undelete files after quick format. Its advanced data recovery algorithms scan entire drive rigorously to get back files. This utility supports up to 300 file types and effectively recovers data that includes documents, photos, videos, music files, etc. It supports to restore data from quick formatted hard drives (SATA / SCSI / IDE), USB drives, Flash memory cards (SD / XD / MMC), etc. in just couple of minutes. It also facilitates preview option to view recovered files before saving. You can successfully recover files from FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 file system based partitions or drives. This software is highly compatible with all versions of Windows operating system like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc.

Prominent features of Remo Recover: -

  • For easy selection, recovered files can be viewed in “File Type View” and “Data View”.
  • “Find” option provided by software helps you to locate files based on name, size, date, file type.
  • Offers an option to create disk images of bad sectors present in hard drive and later recovers data from disk images.

Things to remember: -

  • Stop saving new data to drive after quick format.
  • Don’t perform unnecessary quick format on drives.


Steps to recover files after performing quick format using Remo Recover software: -

Step1: Install and run Remo Recover software on Windows computer and select “Recover Drives” option from main screen.

Recover Data from Quick Formatted Drive - Main Screen

Figure A: Main Screen

Step2: Now select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to trigger the process of recovery.

How to Recover Data after Quick Format on Windows - Formatted/Reformatted Recovery

Figure B: Formatted / Reformatted Recovery

Step3: Then select the drive which is quick formatted and click “Next” button to begin scanning process.

Free Quick Format Recovery Software - Select Quick Formatted Drive

Figure C: Select Quick Formatted Drive

Step4: After completion of scanning process, you can view list of recovered files in two types of views that are “File Type View” and “Data View”.

Restore Files after Quick Format - List of Recovered Files

Figure D: List of Recovered Files

Step 5: Finally preview recovered files and save them to any location on your host computer.

Undelete Files after Quick Format - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files