Hard drive is the secondary storage device which holds each and every file stored in computer along with the operating system. Most of the users even divide the hard drive into multiple partitions to categorize and store files in a well organized way. Having multiple partitions will also enables user to install different operating systems in same hard drive. Before storing files in a partition or installing operating system, it needs to format the hard drive, which creates cylinders, tracks, sectors and installs the file system.
Sometimes hard drives which have huge amount of files stored, displays an error message like unformatted drive at access. Whenever hard disk suffers virus infection or due to improper operation, file system get corrupt. In such instances hard drive pops error message like format the drive or unformatted drive. Since most of the users keep their important files in their personal as well as work station computers, probability of losing such files is more due to these error messages. All the stored files and folders become inaccessible.
To be able to fix unformat error, it needs to format, which also deletes all the files stored in the hard drive. In order to access files stored in hard drive after getting unformat disk drive error, one has to use appropriate data recovery software. Recovery software is the best option to retrieve files from corrupted hard drives. They helps to perform unformat NTFS drive data recovery and restore lost files in a simple and secure way. Hard drive recovery software performs a deep scan of the corrupted hard drive and retrieve raw files with the assistance of file attributes.
Formatting a hard drive does not erase the data permanently, it just mark the file as deleted and set the space free to store new files in it. But the actual data remains intact until it gets overwritten with new files. So, to recover such lost data from formatted hard drive you can use this application, this recovery application is also used to retrieve files from formatted pen drive in just a few steps.
Being powerful data recovery software developed with recent file recovery techniques, Unformat Drive for Windows recovers lost files from corrupt hard drives along with the file names and hierarchy of files stored. One can use this utility to restore lost files from FAT and NTFS formatted hard drives. You can use this application to unformat hard drive on Windows 7, Vista and XP to get back lost files. It facilitates to store the recovered files to any desired location which is accessible to windows computer. In addition to hard drive, this software also works best to recover USB drive to retrieve lost files. The software supports recovery on various memory cards, it can recover Transcend memory card data along with SanDisk, Sony, Samsung, etc.
Perform the following simple steps to recover files from unformat hard drive:
Step 1: Launch the installed demo version of the application either by double clicking Desktop Icon or from Start menu. Welcome Window pops up as shown in Figure a. Select "Recover Partitions / Drives".
Figure a: Main Window
Step 2: As we have to retrieve files from unformatted drive, click on "Formatted/Re-Formatted Recovery". List of available drives will be displayed as shown in Figure b. Select the partition from which you wish to recover files and click on Next button.
Figure b: Select Drive
Step 3: Now the application enables you to select the type of files which you want to recover. Select the type of files which you want to recover and click Next to proceed. Software scans the selected drive for the specified file types and displays the list of recovered files as shown in Figure c.
Figure c: Files List
Step 4: Select a recovered file and click on "Preview" button to preview the file. If you are well satisfied with recovered results, buy the full version of the tool and save recovered files to intended drive.