How to Recover Photos from a Formatted DVD RW

Over the past two days, I've been seeking a solution to recover data from a formatted DVD-RW, but I haven't found anything that works. Is there anything else you can do? Should I purchase expensive software or submit it to a company for data recovery?

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Dany· Answered on Mar 20, 2023

On DVD-RW, a format rewrites the DVD structures, in contrast to DVD+RW, where a quick format does not "hide" the remaining tracks and content. After that, that data won't be accessible from any standard DVD drive. There are errors or complete zeroes when reading sectors where the old data was stored. So you might not recover deleted files from CD or DVD by system tools; you should try the professional recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

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So, when formatting the DVD-RW, are you sure it contains content? Windows must have thought that the CD had not yet been written on because it would not have requested to format it if it had discovered anything on it. These are the steps for recovering formatted DVD RW:

Step 1. Start the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Click "Scan" after selecting the hard drive partition that you unintentionally formatted.

Step 2. After scanning, you may use the "Filter" button to rapidly discover the files you need by filtering by a specific file type. To choose the data you want to recover, click Search files or folders.

Step 3. See the files that were scanned. Click "Recover" after choosing the items you want to restore. Click "OK" after deciding where to put the files.

You can also create a Registry Subkey for DVD:

Establish a Registry Subkey Again; Registry entries must be handled cautiously because any erroneous modification can have adverse effects. Hence, backup Windows 10 using the finest free backup program before restoring broken registry entries to enable CD/DVD playback.

Step 1. Open the registry.

Step 2. Go in the direction: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi\

Step 3. When the New option for the right panel's blank area appears, select Key.

Step 4. Under the atapi Key, create a new Controller0 key.

Step 5. Choose the new Controller0 Key. Right-click the empty spot on the right side and select "DWORD(32-bit) Value".

Step 6. Enter after entering EnumDevice1 as the name. Double-click it after that to change the Value data to 1. To save the setting, press OK.

Step 7. Finish with Registry Editor and start your computer again.

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.

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