While reinstalling Windows XP on the C drive of my machine, I accidentally formatted the D drive. I have stored all my data in the D drive and do not have a backup. Is it possible to recover files lost due to formatting?
You can recover files lost due to formatting using Recover Deleted Files. Deleted Files Recovery software is one of the most technologically advanced recovery software that helps you recover lost or missing files from any data loss situations.
It can easily recover accidentally deleted files, files lost due to partition deletion, reformatting of the drives, files lost due to file system corruption, and files deleted surpassing the Recycle Bin and also perform deleted file recovery after system restore with ease.
The software, which is enabled with signature search technology allows you to search for lost files using the file attributes (file extensions). This feature is handy and does not require information regarding the logical drives or repartitioned drives to recover lost data. This makes lost file recovery accurate and efficient.
How to recover lost files using Recover Deleted Files
Recover Deleted Files has an user friendly and intuitive interface that helps you recover lost files without any errors. The software allows you to save the recovered data to a preferred location or to any other removable storage device such as CD, DVD, or to USB drive.
Accidental formatting is not a new issue and it is possible to get back files that are lost due to such accidental formatting by using this safe tool. This tool is extremely useful for getting back files that are lost due to formatting of hard disk of different popular brands such as Toshiba, Kingston and Transcend. With the help of this effective recovery application, you can even recover deleted files from CF card in just a matter of time. To rescue files from Windows of different versions such as Windows 8, Windows 7, Win XP, Win Vista etc. this utility is the best suited. It is also possible to rescue files that are lost due to formatting of HFS, HFS+ partition with the help of this software. For more information on this you can log on to http://www.recovermydeletedfile.com/mac.html.
Follow the steps given below to recover files lost due to formatting
Note: The system should have 512 MB RAM (Recommended, 1 GB RAM) and 50 MB of free disk space for installing the software. This is an excellent software to get back lost files from Windows of various versions.
Step 1: Run the application, by double clicking the desktop shortcut or by using Start Menu>Programs>Recover Deleted Files. The main window of the software is displayed. Select the "Recover Files" option from the main window, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Main Window
Step 2: The "Advanced File Recovery" option needs to be selected if you want to recover files lost due to formatting. After selecting "Advanced File Recovery" option proceed to Step 3.
Step 3 : The detected logical drives are displayed by the software, once you select the "Advanced File Recovery" option. From the displayed logical drives select the one from which you need to recover files lost due to formatting, and click on "Next" as shown in Figure 2.
Figure 2: Select Logical Drive
Step 4: You may also recover files based on their unique signature by selecting the appropriate file format using the additional search option that is provided, as shown in Figure 3. You can also skip this step to proceed with scanning process.
Figure 3: Select File Type
Step 5: The software starts scanning the formatted drive / partition for the lost files, and displays the files that are recovered. The recovered data can be viewed by using the "Data View" or "File Type View" option as shown in Figure 4. The "Preview" option lets you preview the recovered files and evaluate the recovery results
Step 6: You can save recovered files information using the "Save Recovery Session" option which helps to avoid re-scanning the hard drive once you purchase the full version of the software. On purchasing the full version of the software you can make use of the "Open Recovery Session" option to load previously scanned information and proceed with saving of recovered data.
Figure 4: View Recovered Data