Partition Recovery 7.2An expert at recovering lost partitions
Partition Recovery 7.2
An expert at recovering lost partitions

Recover data from formatted hard drive

It is impossible to remember the entire flow of information that comes everyday from different sources. Therefore, you often rely on data storage devices, as they are convenient and practical. At any time, you can find the necessary information on the hard drive of your computer. However, no one can foresee the accidental formatting of a hard disk. In this case, it seems that your photos, videos, work documents, music and other data are lost forever.

And if you do not know what to do in this situation, this article is especially for you. Here, you will learn in detail how to recover files after formatting a hard drive.

When is recovering data possible?

Almost always, it is possible to recover data from a formatted drive. In fact, formatting does not erase the data on the disk, but only deletes the data in the address tables. That is, your files are still temporarily stored deep on the disk. This will continue until you record other information on this disk.

Therefore, if you want to recover data from a formatted hard drive, immediately stop using it. Otherwise, data may be overwritten and you will never retrieve your files. If you have taken this advice into consideration, then you will be helped by recovering data from a formatted hard drive with special software.

But remember that recovery is possible when your hard drive is fast formatted, not full. In full formatting, all existing data is overwritten with zeros.

Recover data from a formatted hard drive

To bring your files back from a formatted hard drive, you need good, reliable software. The best choice is DiskInternals Partition Recovery™, which recovers files of absolutely any type in a short period of time. DiskInternals Partition Recovery™ works in Windows 7, 8, 10 and previous versions, and is compatible with Native RAID and Dynamic Disk.

DiskInternals Partition Recovery™ supports and rebuilds (only for data recovery) the following file systems: EXT2/3/4, ReFS, UFS,NTFS, FAT, HFS, ReiserFS, Reiser4 and XFS.

DiskInternals Partition Recovery™ has a built-in wizard that helps an ordinary user to recover data from a formatted drive automatically and without much effort.

You can save all recovered files on any disks visible to the host operating system. In addition, DiskInternals software is able to create virtual partitions that can be processed like regular disks. You need to select the drive that you want to scan and that is all you need to do to restore your videos, photos and other important documents. In order to make sure that DiskInternals Partition Recovery™ is the best software of its kind, you just need to download it and follow the step-by-step instructions that are described below. You can use the free trial version right now. First, view all the recovered files, and only then do you need to purchase a license for this software.

How to recover files from a formatted hard drive

Detailed step-by-step instructions to recover data from hard drive:

Step 1. Download and run DiskInternals Partition Recovery™.

Partition Recovery installation

Step 2. The Disk Recovery Wizard will automatically start.

Disk Recovery Wizard of Partition Recovery

You will be prompted to select the disk for scanning.

Disk Recovery Wizard - select the formatted hard disk

Step 3. Select the Disk Recovery Wizard mode: “reader”, “uneraser” or “recovery”. It is recommended to select the recovery mode and click "Next" with the left mouse button.

Disk Recovery Wizard - select the scanning mode

Step 4. Select the type of files to search. You can skip this step and stay with “popular files” by clicking “Next”.

Disk Recovery Wizard - select the file's type

Step 5. Scan. Wait until the process is complete; it may take some time.

Disk Recovery Wizard - building the file systems tree

Do not worry; soon you will be able to see your precious files.

The scanning is done

Step 6. File search and preview. In the new window after the scan is completed, you will see all deleted files.

Recovered files are marked with red cross in the upper left corner

They are marked with a red cross in the upper left-hand corner. To view the recoverable file, right-click and select “Preview in New Window”.

Preview the selected photo's content

Step 7. Save the recovered files. For the last step, you need to buy a license and enter the license key. Then left-click "Save."

Keep your data in a safe place on a hard drive that is different from the original formatted hard drive.

In any case, DiskInternals Partition Recovery™ will certainly help you to recover data from a formatted hard drive quickly, fully and professionally.

Good luck!

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