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How to recover formatted Windows 7 partitions?

Posted on Aug 16, 2016 by Tracy King to Format Recovery


If you reformatted a Windows 7 partition or cannot access it anymore, do not write any new files. Professional Windows 7 Unformat software will fix how to recover formatted hard drive in Windows 7 problem for you.

Common data loss situations

  • Hard Drives that have been formatted.
  • Corrupted or missing critical file system structures.
  • Accidental file deletion.
  • File loss without reason.
  • Unexpected system shutdown or application failure.
  • Computer viruses and worms infection or corruption.
  • Boot-up problems.
  • Partition structures are damaged or deleted.
  • Damage due to a power failure or surge.
  • Various kinds of file system corruption.
  • Recover files from devices with unknown file systems including Hard Disk, external ZIP/USB drive, removable SmartMedia, MemoryStick, SD cards, etc.

Data loss problem caused by partition format in Windows 7

Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System provides more advanced & large number of new features and covers with very strong security, but there is no built-in Windows 7 Unformat tool. Among the data losing situations above, hard drives formatted or accidental file deletion is the most common problem. Compared with recovering deleted files, Windows 7 Unformat is more difficult, as Windows just changed one parameter when you delete a file, but it will clear more information when you format a partition, so to choose a professional Windows 7 unformat software is very important, otherwise, you cannot recover the valuable files.

How to prevent partition formatting problem in Windows 7?

Remember that recovering data is the remedy and you should backup the system and files regularly. You may use Windows 7 built-in backup & recovery feature or third party free backup software. When you cannot have access to a partition or Windows prompts you to format a partition, as well as when you manage the partition with partitioning software, you should take care and do not format the partitions. But if you have not backed up and the partitions have been formatted, you'd better stop writing files to this formatted partition and use Windows 7 unformat software to recover the valuable information.

How to recover formatted partition in Windows 7 with Windows 7 Unformat software?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Select the formatted disk partition where you lost data and click "Scan".

select formatted disk partition and let the software to scan all lost data

Step 2. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard will start a quick scan first. After the quick scan completes, a deep scan will automatically launch in order to find more files.

run quick scan and deep scan formatted disk partition

Step 3. After scan, you can preview all the listed recoverable document and image files one by one and select out those you want. Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once. Here you should save all the recovered files on another disk to avoid data overwriting.

Recover formatted Windows 7 partitions with EaseUS data recovery software

Following the above steps, you'll see the files and folders with original file tree, and then select the files to save to other place. You may save the files to another local disk partition, external hard disk, external USB drive and network sharing.

Tip: When you find data being formatted or lost, do not write file any more or save the files to the original place. Otherwise, the files may be covered and cannot be recovered again.