Formatted Hard Drive Recovery

All important data gets stored in hard disks. When you format your hard disk, the data stored in it gets wiped out. Such a development can leave you tensed because you won't have an inkling about how to get the data back. But before we talk about how to recover the data, it is important to know that wiped data does not necessarily mean data erased. The data is still lying in the deep recesses of your hard drive. This makes it possible to recover formatted data with the help of powerful formatted recovery application.

Causes for hard disk formatting:

Mentioned below are some general reasons for hard drive formatting

Accidental Formatting: When you accidentally okay a“format” command, your hard drive gets formatted, and you end up losing the data contained in it.

While installing operating system: Choosing the wrong drive to install an operating system can lead to formatting of drive.

Virus attacks: Hard disks also get formatted due to the action of some malicious software, which may find its way into your system.

System Restoration: Restoring system with restoration CD may lead to drive formatting.

Corrupt hard disk: When the hard disk gets corrupted it shows an error message saying"Disk not formatted. Do you want to format now?”. If you click on "Yes" the hard disk would get formatted.

Formatted recovery application is a widely used tool for formatted drive recovery. This application comes for both Windows and Mac operating system. This software can also be used to recover data from formatted / reformatted external hard drives, memory cards, USB drives etc. It can retrieve files from formatted partition of hard drive such as SATA, IDE and SCSI. This application also lets you select the file types you wish to recover. So, you can hasten the recovery process. The advanced algorithm of this software ensures recovery is done to perfection. This software can also work effectively to get back data from formatted memory card and you can read here for more information.

SD cards are small storage devices that are used for storing all the information and other types of files that are present in cameras cell phones and other devices. Accidentally formatting the SD card leads to loss of all the files that were stored in it. Don't get anxious! All the files can be recovered quite easily. Just visit to know the recovery procedure.

Steps to recover files from formatted hard disk:

Following are the general guidelines of this software to recover formatted hard drive partition

Step 1: Download and install the application from the site. After launching the application select "Recover Partitions/Drives" in main menu.

Rescue Formatted SD Card - Formatted Reformatted Recovery

Figure A. Main Screen

Step 2: Click at “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” to recover data from formatted partitions.Select the physical drive which needs to be recovered and click “Next”. The software will scan the selected drive and soon a list of found partition/drive will be displayed.

Rescue Formatted SD Card - Formatted Reformatted Recovery

Figure B. Formatted Reformatted Recovery

Step 3: Select the partition from which you wish to recover the wiped out files and click on "Next" to carry out a second level scan. Soon the list of wiped out files will be displayed on the screen. You can preview the recovered data before restoring it. Choose the files you wish to restore, click on "Next" to go to the restore screen, choose a location and activate the application by purchasing it.

Rescue Formatted SD Card - File View

Figure C. File View

This tool is equipped with advanced features to recover formatted external drive.

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