How to Recover Files after Format?

Recover files after format is a difficult task but sometimes you have to do. If you did not back up or copy your files or partitions before format, all the files on the formatted partitions would be lost. However, you still have chances to restore your important files even after format - formatted files recovery can be realized by data recovery software. This article will give you a good solution for format recovery - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, which enables users to recover important files after format.

Why We Need Format Recovery?

Computer users may need to format your hard disk sometimes when you want to convert the FAT File System to NTFS File System. Through formatting the drive, you can change the File System. You may just right click the drive and choose "Format", and then selected "Quick Format", but after clicking "OK", you may be aware that another drive was formatted. The only solution to access your important files on the mis-formatted drive is to do format recovery.

Drive formatting is the process in which a new drive is fully prepared to store files. Formatting can be of two types:

  • Low level formatting: it marks the surface of the disk with sector markers indicating the start of a recording block, which will set the disk to the factory condition, erasing all the previous data.
  • High level formatting: it is also referred to as quick formatting that is file system format, which usually occurs during operating system installation, or when adding a new disk.

You might need to format a hard drive if you are installing an operating system for the first time, trying to get rid of viruses, cleaning your hard drive to sell your computer, removing errors from your hard drive etc. When you format the hard drive that has been previously formatted to change the file system from FAT to NTFS in Windows, then it is logically termed as reformatting.

Users may forget to back up the important data and you may remind of it just after format. If so, do not hesitate to get reliable data recovery software to recover your files after format. Once your formatted partition is overwritten by new content, you will lose the chance to restore your important files and will never get them back. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, specializing in data recovery from various data loss conditions, can recover lost files after format safely and efficiently.

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How to Recover Files after Format with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

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 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 formatted disk to find 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 files after format

After the these steps, you will recover files after format. Before purchase, you can download a trial version of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to see if it will find your wanted files after format

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