External Hard Drive Formatted While Installing Windows 10

I accidentally formatted the external hard drive when installing Windows, and then I installed Windows. Then I discovered that my external hard drive's partitions have been removed. What steps do I need to take to retrieve the formatted data from these destroyed partitions?

Best Answered by

Dany· Answered on Dec 21, 2022

This problem occurs may because of Windows 10 installation bugs, and there are only 32 GB of storage space showing on your external hard drive. You may efficiently prevent data loss by knowing what to do after removing partitions on your Windows hard disk or external storage devices. Here are some recommendations about what you should do:

1. Once a partition has been lost or removed from a hard disk or portable storage device, you should stop utilizing it right once. On the device, don't store any data or make a new partition.

2. CMD commands can be used by certain users to restore lost partitions or data. The commands "list disk" and "select disk #", "list volume" "select volume #," and "assign letter = #" may only be used to restore a lost or deleted drive letter, causing a vanished partition to reappear.

You can try to use a professional data recovery tool to recover lost partitions. We will recommend EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to you! And we will show you how to recover data from deleted partitions after formatting the external hard drive:

1. Open the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, choose the "Lost Partition" option, then press "Scan" to look through all of the lost data. If there are a lot of missing partitions, you can count them by their size.

2. You may pick a file category for expedient filtering because there will be several scanned files, such as Pictures, Videos, Documents, Audio, and Others. You may also use the search box in the top right corner if you know the file name.

3. You can examine the file before recovery to make sure it has the information you want. To recover all the files you require, select them all and click "Recover."

Use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover deleted or lost files easily and quickly.

Tutorials on how to recover lost, deleted, or formatted data from HDD, SSD, USB, SD card, or other storage media on Windows and Mac.

People Also Ask

Recover Data from Reformatted Laptop Hard Drive

When your laptop cannot boot or after reinstallation Windows operating system, is there a way to restore all the data? The answer is yes! You can recover data with professional data recovery software or with Windows built-in utility.

Dany

Dec 20, 2022

Recover Data After Full Format of Hard Disk

When you accidentally format all the drives while trying to install Windows XP, all the data on your computer or laptop is gone, but you can still recover the data before overwriting them. Find the solution by reading the following answers.

Dany

Dec 20, 2022

How Can I Recover Data from a Formatted SSD

There are so many accidents while using the SSD on laptops or computers, don't panic if you accidentally format your SSD without any backups. A professional data recovery tool will help you recover all the files.

Dany

Dec 20, 2022

How to Recover Deleted Data from a Formatted SSD

While using an SSD drive on your computer, some issues may force you to choose to format your SSD. We must tell you that it is possible to recover data from a formatted SSD. Reading this short answer to find out how to recover your data!

Dany

Dec 19, 2022

How to Unformat Windows Storage Pool

After formatting Windows Storage Pool, it is not easy to recover data by yourself, and it is not allowed to undo this operation. Here are some tips that may help you recover important data from your Windows Storage Pool.

Dany

Dec 20, 2022

How to Recover Photos from a Twice Formatted Drive

Have you ever formatted your hard drive unintentionally? You are available to retrieve the lost photos from a formatted hard drive before the data on your hard drive has been overwritten.

Dany

Dec 20, 2022