Free format recovery software to restore formatted files

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"Last week when I was editing a teaching file for my teacher, my computer suddenly stopped working and shut down without any sign. I did not know what happened. When I restart my PC and was planning to continue my work, I could not find my file. And this file was supposed to be sent to my teacher this weekend. If any one of you knows how to do format recovery, please let know. I really need to find my file back. It’s urgent! Please help me and thanks a lot."


When you format a disk, the operating system erases all bookkeeping information on the formatted disk, tests the formatted disk to make sure all sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors (that is, those are scratched), and creates internal address tables for later use to locate information. Every Hard Disk should be formatted before use.

Do not panic if you accidentally reformat a disk that has useful data. Note that reformatting a disk does not erase the data on the disk, only the address tables. A computer specialist should be able to recover the most vital information from reformatted disk. You can also try using Windows data recovery software, to recover data from reformatted disk.

Reasons to format

Sometimes when you meet the following situations, you have to format your storage media or devices for reusing it again:)

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

But the problem is that once you format your storage devices or media, all your data will be wiped out and can never be found back again. Then how to do format recovery before formatting the storage media? EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Editionis able to solve this problem.

How to recover files from formatted drive?

As a powerful and free format recovery software, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is able to restore files when you formatted drive no matter quick format or complete format, or reformat twice... It is also able to fix format related partition problems like drive has not been formatted, do you want to format it now error. And it is featured with simple to use interface and no technical skills to handle the data recovery by yourself.

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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.

Choose the types of files you want to recover from the formatted hard drive

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.

Choose to scan the formatted drive to find the lost files

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 formatted files

Besides unformatted hard drive, Data Recovery Wizard can also recover data from formatted memory card.

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