Formatting a hard disk means to prepare the hard disk to be used by the Operating System. The process involves erasing the data on the partitions of the hard drive and setting up the File System. The File Systems which you can have on Windows are FAT and NTFS. Volumes on Mac computers can be formatted with FAT, HFS+ and HFSX File Systems. You may need to format the hard drive to remove virus from the system, to remove all the data at a stretch and increase the speed performance of the system. If you format, all the data from the hard drive will be lost. Hence, you should back upthe important data before formatting.
Suppose you want to format the hard drive as the performance of the system has become very slow. As you don’t have any confidential files on the hard drive, you don’t back upthe data from the hard drive. You use a CD having an OS in it and format the hard drive. After formatting, you get to know that your brother had saved some important files of him. What can be done in such a situation? Is the data from the hard drive is lost forever? How to recover formatted hard drive if it is possible? These are the common questions which are bothering you at the moment. You can recover formatted drive using formatted drive recovery software.
Some of the scenarios in which hard drive is formatted:
Accidental format: You may format the hard drive accidentally and without popping out the confirmation query, the disk may get formatted. In such a situation, you will lose all the data from the hard drive. Recovery software helps you to get back all the formatted files. Formatted drive recovery software is one of the effective hard drive recovery software.
File System change: When you want to change the File System of the primary partition of the system then the whole hard drive is formatted. All the pointers to the data on the drive are removed. You will lose the data from the hard drive. In such circumstances, recovery software saves your day. Formatted drive recovery software helps you to recover hard drive data easily.
Quick format: Quick format is the process of removing the bookkeeping of files from the File System. The quick format takes less time for formatting hard drive and hence the name quick format. You will lose all the data from the hard drive. In such situation, you need recovery software to recover data from formatted drive.
OS re-installation: While re-installing Operating System, the hard drive should be formatted. If you have not backed up the important data before re-installation, then you will lose the data. The data can be recovered from the hard drive using recovery software. Formatted drive recovery software helps you to recover formatted hard disk.
Advantageous features of formatted drive recovery software:
The formatted drive recovery software helps data recovery from formatted hard drive. It supports different Operating Systems on the computer and hence helps Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 7 drive recovery. The software can recover up to 300 file types using its rigorous scanning mechanism. The software has user-friendly interface and hence makes it easy to recover data. The data recovery is faster on the software. You can try the demo version of the software and save the recovery session. You can save your time to rescan the drive and can use the saved recovery session to save the data after activating the software. You not only can recover formatted hard drive but also other drives on the computer. The software helps to recover formatted flash drive, iPod, memory card, MP3 player, MP4 player, etc. There is a separate build of the software for Mac users.
Steps to unformat a hard drive using formatted drive recovery software:
Step 1: Download and install the software on the computer. Run the software and select "Recover Partitions / Drives" option from the main screen of the software.
Fig 1: Main Screen
Step 2: Select "Formatted/Re-Formatted Recovery" from the next screen as you want to unformat the hard drive. Then select the icon of the hard drive and click on "Next" button.
Fig 2: Choose the Formatted Drive
Step 3: Specify the file types to be scanned and click on "Next" or scan for all the files by clicking on "Skip" option.
Fig 3: Specify File Types
Step 4: The software scans and displays the files on the hard drive. You can preview them and save on the computer.
Fig 4: Recovered File List