How to free unformat hard drive and recover files from a formatted hard drive?

"Last week, when I was writing a daily reports for helping customers have a better understanding of our course. I had spent 3 hours working on it and was almost finished when I suddenly clicked “YES” button which came from my computer for warning me to format my hard drive. I was completely hopeless when I realized that my report in the hard drive was formatted. Is there any simple way to unformat hard drive and recover files from a formatted hard drive?"


1. Overview
2. How to unformat files from formatted hard drives with unformat software?
3. Unformat video tutorial
4. Why we can recover formatted hard drive?

1. Overview

Hard drive format is a process of preparing a hard disk or other storage medium for use, including setting up an empty file system. Unformat means to recover everything from the newly formatted disk. However, high-level format can be unformatted while low-level format cannot be.

Can you imagine the situation when you accidentally format the hard drive and then realize the important data gets lost? Most people do not know what to do when they encounter with this case and feel panic when they realize that they lost files in the formatted hard drive. Some professionals know how to unformat their hard drives and get lost data back. But most ordinary users have no clue of how to deal with this trouble. An unformat software such as easy recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition will be able to solve the problem completely and easily.

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2. How to Unformat Files from Formatted Hard Drives with Unformat Software?

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 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.

Scan the selected partition to unformat hard drive data

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 unformat hard drive data with EaseUS data recovery software

Besides unformat function, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free and it’s professional version - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional also can recover lost data due to deletion, partition loss or damage, virus infection, software crash, unexpected shutdown and other unknown reasons. Just download the trial version to scan formatted files or purchase the full version to unformat hard drive and recover formatted files.

3. Unformat Video Tutorial

4. Why We Can Recover Formatted Hard Drive?

When a hard drive is formatted, the Operating System will reset the FAT or MFT on the disk. The reason why you can no longer see the files under Windows is that the MFT tells the Operating System the drive letter does not contain any files. But the files are still there. That's why we could unformat a disk and recover a formatted hard drive. "Unformat" means to transfer the files on the formatted hard drive or partition to a separate one so as to accomplish the data recovery process on a formatted disk or hard drive.

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