Make your life easy!
Format is the process of repairing a storage medium, usually a disk, for reading and writing. When you format a disk, the operating system erases all bookkeeping information on the disk, tests the disk to make sure all sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors (that is, those that are scratched), and creates internal address tables that it later uses to locate information. You must format a disk before you use it.
Formatting a partition only erases the address table, not the data itself. Do not be panic if you accidentally format a partition containing useful data. A computer specialist should be able to recover most, if not all, of the information on the partition.
The Format commands are typically used to prepare a new logical drives after Fdisked hard drive - enabling the installation of an operating system, application programs & eventual user data. The format command has been around for a long time; formerly they were stand alone DOS programs before being integrated into Windows.
EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition provides Complete Recovery module, which will search the formatted partition and unformat files from it. The following steps illustrate how to recover files by the Complete Recovery module.
1. Download it, install and run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition.
2. Run "Complete Recovery" module, select the file types you want to recover and then you'll find all existing partitions on your hard disks, select the one you want to recover data from and click "Next".
Tips: If the volume does not have a drive letter, then the volume will be listed at the hindmost and the drive letter, it will be displayed as "*".
3. The Intelligent Search will scan the selected volume, collect and analyze every byte, then present all lost files it finds.
4. Select the files and click "File Preview" to preview.
Tips: If you want to wipe the data on a partition completely to protect your privacy, please refer to How to delete and wipe partition?