How to Undo Quick Format on Hard Disk

Jean updated on Sep 20, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles

Summary

What to do if you lost data due to quick format hard drive in Windows PC? Here is the way to undo format and restore formatted hard drive data. Download and apply this format recovery software to undo format without losing any data.

Overview of Quick Format and Regular Format

Before talking about how to undo disk quick format, you should know what quick format is. The most commonly used is regular format i.e. complete format and quick format. The difference between the regular format and the quick format is whether the volume will scan the bad sectors or not. The regular format will scan the disk for bad sectors while the quick format will not.

It can be very easy for some ordinary users to quick format the wrong disk and lost important files. Some did the quick format when reinstalling Windows Operating System. Some did the quick format by accident. And some formatted the hard drive then realized there were important files on the formatted drive.

If you happen to commit a quick format on your hard disk in the computer, you may lose quite a lot of important data. So how to fix it? Can you undo hard disk quick format and get all data back? Here, you'll find an effective and professional method to undo format on hard disk drive now.

How to Undo Hard Drive Quick Format to Recover Data

When you recover formatted NTFS/fat drive through third-party data recovery software, EaseUS is the best choice. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is reliable unformat software to undo disk quick format under Windows 10/8/7 for you. 

EaseUS aims to develop easy-to-use and user-friendly software. This powerful hard drive data recovery software supports to retrieve the quickly formatted files. It also recovers other lost data from an external hard drive, USB drive, computer partition, and SD card, etc. 

Notice:
 Whenever you performed a quick format, you should stop it immediately and leave the quick formatted drive alone. Never do any changes on that drive again to stop the files from being overwritten. And then find a reliable unformat software to undo hard disk quick format with ease.

Step 1: Choose the partition

  • Launch EaseUS formatted data recovery software after the installation.
  • Choose the hard drive which you've accidentally formatted.
  • Click "Scan".
select the formatted hard drive and click scan

Step 2: Initiate the scan process

  • Start scanning lost data all over the hard drive.
  • Proceed with the data searching. You'll see more and more data showing up in the scan results.
scan lost data on the formatted hard drive

Step 3: Recover files to a secure location

  • After the scan, browse data in each section, especially in "Lost Partition Files". It's a highlighted feature of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for retrieving data from a formatted hard drive partition.
  • Select the data files you wish to recover.
  • Click "Recover". 

Instead of the original hard drive, choose a different location to save the recovered data.

select wanted data and click recover
Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
You may need further help for tough data loss situations like reformatting drive, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures, and system boot error. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts for cost-efficient one-on-one manual recovery service. They could offer the following services after diagnosis:
1. Unformat the drive
2. Repair the RAID, RAW disk or operating system
3. Recover lost partition (the one that cannot be recovered by software)

Bonus Tip to Protect Data from Formatting

Except for recovering formatted data, backing up data frequently is necessary. It's always necessary to create a backup of important files. You can choose to copy files to another storage device or apply professional file backup software like EaseUS Todo Backup to back up all files at once:

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Todo Backup software and then choose "File Backup", "Disk/partition Backup" or "System Backup" for different backup purpose.

Step 2: Choose the system, disk partition, files that you want to back up. Then select a destination where you want to store the backup file.

Step 3: Click "Proceed" to start the data backup process.

back up data with easeus todo backup
 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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