Hard drives are storage mediums, which can store huge amount of data and files in it. There are different types of hard drives like SATA / SCSI / ATA / IDE hard drives whose storage capacity ranges from several gigabytes to several terabytes. In Windows, these hard drives can be formatted and different partitions can be created based on the file system. Before a new partition is created, the hard disk must be formatted.
When a hard drive is formatted, files present in it will be deleted completely. There are many reasons for formatting a hard drive. Some of them are, formatting the drive while reinstalling the operating system, accidentally formatting a drive while trying to format a different drive, formatting partitions when the file system gets corrupt due to virus or malware attack, etc. All the above scenarios leads to formatting the hard drive resulting in loss of important files present in that drive. When the hard drive is formatted, do not think that the files present in it are deleted forever. It is possible to recover files from formatted hard drive using Deleted File Recovery Utility. This recovery software can also be used to restore deleted data after system restore.
Accidental formatting will lead to the loss of large number of files. That's why you must make a backup and store a copy of all your hard disk files in any other storage device such as a USB thumb drive or pen drive. This backed up data can be used whenever you lose all your hard disk files due to accidental or forceful formatting. Get more details on http://www.recovermydeletedfile.com/external-hard-drive.html. Sometimes we come across a situation where we have to format the disk forcefully due to say corruption which can take place due to malware attack. In such a situation the first thing that you need to do is to take a copy of your hard disk data and keep it in a safer place. If you follow these instructions then you will be able to save all your hard disk files. If due to any reason you fail to follow the measures mentioned above then you need to go for this tool which is a reliable tool to get back files lost due to formatting of the hard disk.
Steps to recover deleted files from formatted hard drive
The best way to perform deleted file recovery from formatted hard drive using Recover Deleted Files software. Follow the simple steps provided below to retrieve and restore deleted files from formatted hard drive
Step 1: Download and install demo version of Recover Deleted Files software in a healthy computer and connect the formatted hard drive as a slave to the healthy computer. Launch the software by double clicking the shortcut icon present either on the desktop or from program files menu. The main window appears as shown in figure below
Figure 1: Main Window
Step 2: Select “Recover Partitions / Drives” option from the main window. Then a new window appears as shown in figure below. From the new window, select “Formatted / Reformatted Recover” option.
Figure 2: Formatted / Reformatted Recovery
Step 3 : Once you click on “Formatted / Reformatted Recover” option, the software displays all the logical drives connected to the computer. Now select the formatted hard drive and click “Next” as shown in figure below
Figure 3: Select Logical Drive
Step 4: Then the software starts scanning the formatted hard drive and after completing the scan, displays all the recovered files that were deleted in a hierarchical manner as shown in figure below
Figure 4: Data View / File Type View
Step 5: You can even preview the recovered files and once you are happy with the recovery results, you can purchase the software and saved the recovered files in a CD / DVD or any other drive as shown in figure below
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files