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Recover Files from an External Hard Drive after Format

  • The extraordinary tool that easily gets back files lost after formatting the external HDD
  • All kinds of external hard disk drives are well-supported by this utility
  • Inbuilt with eminent algorithms that scans the drive and extracts all data from it
  • It is also capable to extract data from corrupt, inaccessible or reformatted drives

Best Way to Recover Data from an External Hard Drive That Has Been Formatted

Have you mistakenly formatted the external hard disk and lost your vital information? What will you do when such unexpected disaster strikes? It’s a distressing incident to lose the critical data from the external hard drive due to formatting. However, don’t lose any hope, because files are not permanently lost from the external HDD after formatting. They can be still recovered by employing good third-party hard drive recovery tool. Yes, you heard it right, it is possible to unformat external hard drive data as long as the lost files on the external hard drive are not overwritten by new data. So don’t lose hope, use suitable software like unformat data to recover formatted data from external hard disk in a short span of time.

External hard drives are largely used by people as backup storage devices to store their valuable files as per their requirements. It might be any Microsoft Office files, photos, videos, songs, games, compressed files and lot more. How much you are careful, sometimes it is unavoidable to prevent loss of data from an external hard drive. Formatting might happen either accidentally or intentionally, but it is regarded as the main cause for losing files from any the partition or from the whole hard drive. However, if you are looking forward to unformatting external hard drive you should immediately stop using it for further data storage. Download and install Recover Data from Formatted hard drive or External hard drive, connect external hard drive as slave and carry out simple steps to recover files from external hard drive on your own.

How can you restore files from a formatted external hard drive?

Formatting replaces the existing file system table with the new file table and removes files, the physical location of the data and directory at the root of the partition. But the files are not deleted forever after formatting as long as the memory space occupied by deleted/lost files on the external hard disk is not overwritten with the new data content. Hence in order to avoid a permanent loss of external hard drive data after formatting, it is advised not to use it for saving new files. Also do not again format the external hard drive and recover by making use of the formatted data recovery software, since this software is capable to restore pictures after format with utmost ease.

What situations could lead to formatting of your external hard drive?

  • Accidental Formatting: You might wrongly select external hard drive partition for formatting rather than required partition. For an instance, you may select D:/ drive for formatting when you actually want to format E:/ drive. This will completely erase files from particular formatted external hard drive partition.
  • Formatting Error Messages (RAW File System): You may get error statements on the computer screen when you connect your external hard drive to the computer for data access or file transfer. Common error messages are “Disk in drive (X) is not formatted, Do you want to format it now?”, “unrecognized file system”, etc. Corruption of file system or incorrect formatting is important reasons for these error statements. You can perform RAW drive data recovery using the recovery software. You need to format your external hard disk to use it for data storage like before.
  • Intentional Formatting: Virus infections, improper data operations, errors during file transfer, bad sectors, re-partitioning errors etc. can corrupt/damage your external hard drive and make its data inaccessible. To get rid of the external hard drive corruption, it is essential for you to format the external hard drive.

Unformat data software for recovering data from the external hard disk drive

You can get lost data if you have a backup copy of your external hard drive files.  What if it was the only copy of the external hard drive data you ever had? Don’t worry, opt for the formatted data recovery through unformat data software. This software has advanced algorithms to scan your external hard drive for recovering data lost after formatting. It uses a signature search technique to identify and get back around 300 file types based on their unique file extensions. In addition to external hard drives, you can also recover data from a formatted SSD, iPod, USB drive, memory sticks with utmost ease.You can see the list of recovered files on its user interface screen at the end of the recovery process. It also capable enough to perform data recovery from SATA, SCSI, IDE type of the hard drives and external hard drives on both Windows and Mac operating systems. In addition, you will be able to restore data from deleted/lost, inaccessible or reformatted partitions and re-partitioned external hard disk without damaging original data. With the help of this powerful utility, you can easily recover NTFS drive data after reformatting or formatting.

Unformat data application is the accurate solution if you are looking of how to recover files from a formatted flash drive? and retrieves data from all popular brands and models of USB flash drives. Employ this software to recover media files like photos, RAW images, videos and audio files from iPods and memory card types namely XD card, SD card, SDHC card, CF card, MMC and Memory Sticks. For an instance, photo recovery from a formatted CF card is possible through the usage of the unformat data software to get back picture types like JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, TIF, PSD, BMP along with RAW image formats used by various DSLR cameras. This formatted data recovery tool works well on Windows (10, 8, 7, XP & Vista) and Mac (Sierra, El Capitan, Mavericks, Yosemite, sLeopard, Snow Leopard and Lion) operating systems. It is the best software to recover data from a formatted Memory Stick. The software can also be used to recover lost data from laptop hard drive in a couple of mouse clicks.

Steps to get back data from an external hard drive:

Step 1: Run the Unformat Data Software on your PC. The main screen will be displayed with 3 different options. Select “Recover Partitions/Drives” option among the 3 options to retrieve data from the formatted external hard drive.

Recover Data from Formatted External Hard Drive - Main Screen

Step 2: Select "Formatted/Reformatted Recovery" option from next display screen to restore deleted/lost files from the formatted external hard disk drive.

Recover Data from Formatted External Hard Drive - Formatte/Reformatted Recovery.

Step 3: Now, you have to choose the external hard drive that has been formatted from the list of identified physical and logical drives to begin the scanning of the formatted external HDD for recovering lost files.

Recover Data from Formatted External Hard Drive - Select the logical drive

Step 4: Once the recovery process is completed, you can view the list of recovered data from formatted external hard drive to evaluate the recovery results.

Recover Data from Formatted External Hard Drive - Preview Recovered Data

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