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How to Free Unformat Hard Drive?

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Kimberly | Update : 2017-06-21

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

Can you imagine a situation when you accidentally formatted a hard drive and then realized that the important data was completely erased? Most people don't know what to do when they're faced with such an emergent case. They feel so panic that they lost files in the formatted hard drive.

To fully assist users who accidentally performed format on a computer's hard drive or an external USB flash drive, pen drive or memory card, we compiled this unformat tutorial guide, which contains every required unformat knowledge and detailed recovery steps.

Why Can Unformat Freeware 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.

Virtually, 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 separated one so as to accomplish the data recovery process on a formatted disk or hard drive.

Many professionals know how to unformat hard drives and get lost data back, however, for most ordinary users, they have no clue about how to deal with this trouble.

Here's your chance! A reliable data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition will be able to solve the problem completely and easily.

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

This is an instruction of how to recover data from a formatted disk by using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard - the top 1 HDD/USB stick/SD card unformat software. You can also keep a PDF user guide here.

How to recover files from formatted hard drive


Step 1: Select a location

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. There, all your hard drive partitions will be clearly listed. Select the right location where you did format and lost data. Click "Scan" button.

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Step 2: Scan Lost data

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. It won't take long. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

Since deep scan tries to analyze the disk harder, wait patiently until it finished. You can refer to the estimated remaining time.

select the formatted hard drive to start data recovery

Step3: Preview and recover

Choose the file(s) you want to recover from the scanning results by file types. You can filter a specified file format (e.g. jpg/jpg/png or doc/docx/xls/ppt) by clicking the inverted triangle symbol next to the corresponding category.

Double click the selected file allows preview. Click "Recover" button to recover the selected files. You'd better choose a different location to preserve recovered data in case of data overwriting.

select the formatted hard drive to start data recovery


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Besides unformat function, EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free and its professional version - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Professional can also recover lost data due to deletion, partition loss or damage, virus infection, software crash, unexpected PC shutdown and many other unknown reasons.

"Great! I applied the unformat solution provide by EaseUS and successfully retrieved lost data files on the formatted hard disk drive. Come on, you can give it a try..."

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