Recover Formatted Partition

Accidentally Formatted a Partition - Here's How to Recover Files from Formatted Partition

Suppose, you are formatting a partition of your hard drive and after format process completes you get to know that you had selected the wrong drive. You did not take the backup of the partition also as there were no important files on the partition which you wanted to format. Now, you had lost all the important files that you had been collecting from a long period are gone at a stretch. The partition contained your important files like the report of your project which you had prepared by studying and referring a lot of resources. Is all your hard work gone waste? Do not lose your heart. There is a way to get back those files. You can restore formatted drive using the recovery software. Formatted partition recovery software can be used to recover accidentally formatted partition data.

Formatting is the process of removing the files from the partition at once. There are two types of formatting, Quick and Full. Quick format is a faster process as the name only suggests. Quick format clears the record of data on the File System of the partition. Hence, the Operating System will not be able to display the data on the UI by referring to the File System of the partition. It is always safe to have the backup of the data on the drive before formatting. You may not know when you need the data again. However, you can recover data after Quick format using the recovery software in a few clicks. The full format takes longer as the bad sectors on the drive are also detected during the format process.

Note: If you have accidentally formatted the hard drive on Windows 8, then you can use the software to perform data recovery from formatted drive.

You may be thinking how it is possible to recover files using the recovery software. The files after format will be inaccessible on the User Interface but will be present on the physical drive of the computer. The recovery software reads those files and displays onto the screen. There are lots of important features of Formatted Recovery Software and some are given ahead in the article.

Advanced features of the Formatted Recovery Software:

The Formatted Recovery Software helps you recover files from the accidentally formatted partition. The software has a simple UI and anyone can use it easily. The powerful scanning mechanism of the software recovers up to 300 file types from basic files like documents to Raw photo files and HD videos. The software has the capacity to recover formatted drives of different brands. Click here to know about recovery from the formatted Maxtor external drive. You can even recover files from other brands like Toshiba, Buffalo, WD, Seagate, etc. using the software. The software supports the recovery of files from SATA, SCSI, IDE hard drives on the computer. This data recovery tool has got the potential to restore data after partition corruption on Windows 10 and other versions of Windows OS.

Steps to recover files from accidentally formatted partition:

Step 1: Install the Formatted Recovery Software on the computer. Opt Recover Partitions option and then choose the accidentally formatted partition from the list of available drives on the system. To start recovering formatted partition data, simply click on the Scan button.

Recover Formatted Partition - Select Recover Partitions

Step 2: The software scans the formatted drive and lists out the files on the screen.

Recover Formatted Partition - Searching Previous File System

Step 3: A list of recovered files are displayed in the Data View and File Type View.

Recover Formatted Partition - Recovered Data View

Step 4: Preview the recovered file items by right-clicking on it.

Recover Formatted Partition - Preview File

Step 5: Browse a suitable location to save the files retrieved from the drive.

Recover Formatted Partition - Save Recovered File

Important tips:

  • Keep a regular backup of the important data on the partition
  • Use an updated anti-virus program to avoid virus infection to the files on the partition
  • Use the UPS to avoid data loss due to a power surges