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How to retrieve formatted data from hard disk or partition?

Posted by Jean to Data Recovery 2016-08-16

Summary

To retrieve formatted data/files from formatted FAT or NTFS hard disk or partition in Windows 7/XP/Vista/2008/2000 is easy now. EaseUS data recovery software supports you to make formatted disk data recovery easily.

In this article we can get acquainted with how to retrieve formatted data from Hard Disk or Partition with easy recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

Two probable ways to retrieve formatted data from hard disk or partition

Many people search methods to recover formatted hard drive data after they format hard drives by accident. Some people may ask for assistance from data recovery service center; while others may seek some data recovery software to retrieve formatted data among much same-type software.

Unformat a hard disk

Microsoft Windows Operating Systems provide a program for users to format hard disks directly, but no program to unformat hard disks. So sometimes when you accidentally format the computer system or hard disk and unformat them to recover formatted data from hard drive, it often shows following errors: (these errors are frequently displayed on a black screen with white text)

  • Operating System not found
  • Invalid or corrupt FAT
  • Cannot find file or program
  • Invalid command.com
  • Primary/Secondary Hard disk failure
  • Non system disk
  • Disk error

What's worse, if we accidentally format a disk where there are useful data, it's not useful to reformat to retrieve data from formatted disk/partition. We must note that reformatting a disk does not erase the data on the disk, only the address tables. A computer specialist of the data recovery service center should be able to retrieve formatted data which contains vital information. You can also try using Windows data recovery software to retrieve formatted data from disk/partition by yourself.

Retrieve formatted data from hard disk or partition

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can retrieve formatted data from disk/partition in following cases:

  • Unformat FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS partition from formatted hard drives via quick or complete format.
  • Retrieve files & folders formatted through the Windows Command Line or from DOS.
  • Retrieve files & folders formatted through disk manager tools, such as EaseUS Partition Master, Partition Magic.
  • Support localized and long filenames.
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can retrieve formatted data from various files types and storage media including: Hard Drives, Zip Disks. Digital camera cards, USB Drives, and any other storage device whose drive letter is displayed in Windows "My computer".

How to recover data from formatted disk/partition?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS data recovery software, select the formatted disk from which you want to recover data and click "Scan" to search for all the lost and existing files.

formatted disk data recovery - select to scan the specific disk

Step 2. A quick scan will start first. After it completed, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

formatted disk data recovery - run quick scan and deep scan

Step 3. After scan, preview all the listed recoverable files (only Word documents, text, photos and emails are supported) and choose those you want. Finally, click "Recover" button to retrieve them back. Here, you'd better save all the recovered files on a different drive or device in case of data recovery failure.

Selectively recover data with formatted disk data recovery

Watch Video Guide to Retrieve Formatted Data

Please remember STOP use your hard drive after format and quickly use data recovery software to scan and recover those lost data in case of any further damage.