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Tutorial to Retrieve Photos from Formatted Hard Drive

Posted by Tracy King to Storage Media Recovery 2016-08-15

Summary

This article shows you how to recover deleted photos, pictures or images from computer hard drive or external hard drive, multiple storage media after format with powerful photo recovery software. You can free download EaseUS photo recovery software on Windows 10/8/7 PCs to restore your lost photos with simple clicks here now.

To restore deleted photos from formatted hard drive always perplex some of us. If you are feeling regretful for formatting hard drive which stores all your precious photos, here a step-by-step tutorial will show you how to effectively retrieve deleted photos from formatted hard drive with EaseUS file recovery software in 3 simple steps.

Is it possible to recover deleted photos from the formatted hard drive?

I intended to clear partition by format after my computer was attacked by Panda Burning Incense and the antivirus software was disabled at that time. Actually, it's a good method to save my machine, but I didn't notice that My Document actually was under partition D; I thought it would be safe to my document, so I pressed "OK" after the warning shown.

Format hard drive

It was too late when I found all my photos of my family and friends were totally deleted with My Document by myself. I regretted enormously and hated the virus when I failed to recover deleted photos. And no methods such as re-format and system restore really worked.

Method 1. 3 steps to recover deleted photos from formatted hard drive 
Let free photo recovery software help!

Many people recommend free photo recovery software in articles and threads in forums about deleted photos recovery. Being powerful, safe and easy-to-use, EaseUS disk data recovery software is your first choice.

It can help you find out, preview and recover lost photos in all complex data loss situations. The software is compatible with all Windows systems including Windows 10/8/7/XP etc, supporting to search and retrieve lost photos due to formatting, deletion or partition loss from many kinds of storage media such as hard drive, external(Removable) hard drive, USB flash drive, digital camera, memory stick, SD card, etc. Now, you can download this software and follow below steps to retrieve deleted photos from formatted hard drive:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select the disk where you lost your photos and click "Scan" button.

Select disk location where photos were lost

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Scan the selected partition to retrieve deleted photos from formatted hard drive

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable picture 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 retrieve deleted photos from formatted hard drive

Method 2. Search format recovery solution on Google to retrieve photos after hard drive format

You can search in Google so to find out a format recovery method or solutions to retrieve deleted photos from formatted hard drive. It will take you some time and energy to identify whether recommended solutions help or not.

Mehtod 3. Turn to data recovery service center to restore lost pictures after format hard drive

Except searching solutions online, you can also try to get your formatted hard drive to the data recovery service center and ask for a manual data recovery assistance. If you are lucky enough, you can get back your lost pictures from the formatted hard drive after spending hundreds of dollars. But sometimes, you may retrieve nothing after a failed photo recovery.