How to Recover Folder Structure of Formatted HDD

When I was trying to repair Windows 7 on my computer, there was no option to perform a repair installation. Then I accidentally choose an option, and my C drive is formatted. How can I recover the folder structure of this formatted HDD?

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Dany· Answered on Feb 22, 2023

Many situations may cause the folder structure to be destroyed, such as reinstalling the Windows system, writing new data, and repartition a disk. You should understand it is very hard for domestic users to recover the folder structure, and you can try the following methods:

1. If you need to recover the folder structure of the formatted HDD, you can try Windows built-in tool - Backup and Recovery. You may retrieve the files and folders if you have a previous HDD backup on your computer's other drives. 

2. We highly recommend you find a professional data recovery tool to help. With so many recovery programs to choose, which one should you download? We would suggest you download and install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to retrieve the precious data on your HDD. This free hard drive data recovery software will help you a lot.

  • On your HDD hard drive, choose the drive where you lost or deleted files. To have the EaseUS data recovery program search the selected drive for any lost files or data, click "Scan."
  • You can use the "Filter" feature or the "Search files or folders" option after the scan is finished to locate any missing files on the hard disk.
  • On the drive, choose the desired files that you lost on your HDD, and then click "Recover" to save them somewhere else.

3. If you cannot recover what you want with backup and data recovery software, you should find a professional to help you recover the folder structure of a formatted HDD. With the help of a local repair shop or other experts, your data and folder structure can be recovered soon.

4. The last choice for you is to replace this HDD drive and get yourself a new one. While using the new HDD on your computer, you should be careful enough to avoid this situation from happening again. Remember the recovery software we mentioned before, which can help you recover data with one click.

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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