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How to recover data after format?

As a highly technical task, to recover data after format from formatted hard drive/disk is not easy but we have to do somehow. If you are a computer specialist, it's easy to recover data after format. If not, you will be bothered to seek methods to recover data after format from your formatted hard drive/disk. This article will show you an easy way with unformat software to recover data after format from hard drive/disk.

Data Recovery Software, especially designed for users who have little knowledge about format recovery, is highly recommended for you to perform formatted disk data recovery, such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition.

The causation of data loss

People do format sometimes when they want to convert FAT partition to NTFS partition or just delete useless data on partitions, which are full of various files. After format, they may suddenly find that some of their precious data are lost, and try many methods to recover data after format from formatted hard drive/disk. Otherwise they have to restart the work, or spend a whole weekend to redo. What's more serious, they will lose their precious memories forever. Then here comes a question: how to recover lost data after format from formatted hard drive/disk?

Recover data after format with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition

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Fortunately, people always use "Quick Format". As we know, quick format will not hurt the original files in partition. The procedure of quick format is just to remove the "entries" to data. That means the files are still at the original place after the quick format. This offers opportunities to recover data after format from hard drive/disk for who want to perform formatted disk data recovery.

Then it's time to make these invisible files into system readable. There is data recovery software such as EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition that has the ability to recover data from formatted drive/disk. This software can recover formatted disk, deleted files or restore data from deleted or lost partitions easily.

Note: In Windows 7 and Windows 2008, if you Full Format a partition, you cannot recover files from it, as Windows will erase data completely. Fortunately, the default format option in Windows 7 and Windows 2008 is Quick Format

However, there is one thing you should take care: once the partition is formatted, though the original files still exist, they can be easily covered by the new files. Once these old files are overwritten, even if you perform format recovery, you cannot open and use them anymore. It means that you have to stop using the formatted drive and recover data after format as soon as possible.

The live tutorial of format recovery

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition provides "Complete Recovery" module, which will search the formatted partition directly and recover files from it.

To recover data after format from formatted hard drive/disk, please follow the procedures below:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the file types you want to recover. Then click "Next" button to move to the next step.

Select the file types you want to recover after format

Step 2. Select the disk where you lost your data and click "Scan" button, the software will quickly scan the selected disk to find all your target files. If you lost your partition, select "Lost Disk Drives" and "Scan" to continue the recovery process.

Scan the selected disk to recover data after format

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Preview and recover data after format with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

After the four steps mentioned above, you can recover your data after format from formatted drive/disk safely.

In order to have a good understanding of the operation process, your hands-on experience is much concerned. So why not download the free version to follow my tutorial and have a try?

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?

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