“I accidentally performed Quick format on my WD 320 GB hard disk. I want to recover the complete data present on that formatted hard disk. I’ve stopped using the drive after the format process. So my question is, how can I recover quick formatted drive?”
This is the question a lot of people ask and even encounter. Whenever you face this data loss situation without having backup, you need not worry you can recover the data back using a data recovery software. But let us see what happens when you quick format the hard disk.
When you perform quick format it wipes out the FAT table and erases the directory and file information of the data from the hard disk whereas the data itself remains intact. After which the operating system tests the disk to check for bad sectors and makes the space as available for reuse. The main advantage of performing quick format is its saves time.
Scenarios which forces you to perform quick format
- Computer displaying “Format Error” (Disk needs to be formatted), as soon a storage devices is connected to the PC. Which forces you to format the drive resulting in complete data loss
- Unintentionally quick formatting the drive when connected to PC or within the device
- Quick formatting the storage device or system to get rid of viruses and other error messages
- Formatting the PC to free up space on hard disk
- Upgrading the system from one OS to another OS is a great reasons why you format the system
As it is said earlier quick format doesn’t remove the data from the device permanently and those formatted data can be recovered with the aid of a data recovery software.
Yodot Hard Drive Recovery (Windows) software is one of the finest and the most powerful data recovery software to recover data after quick format. The software is built in such a way that the tool recovers all the lost / deleted and data from system hard disk. Supports recovery of data from other storage devices such as memory card, USB, iPod, music player, external hard disk and many more storage devices. The tool recovers data from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS and exFAT file systems. Additionally easily runs on all the latest versions of Windows OS including windows XP, Vista, 7, Windows server 2008 and Windows 2003. Press here to download the software.
Working of the software
Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery Software to your PC->Launch the software and stick to the main screen procedures->Use “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option to recover data from your quick formatted drive->Choose the drive / partition from where data is to be recovered ->The application scans and displays all the logical and external drives from where data can be recovered->Choose the drive from where data is to be recovered-> The software scans again and shows all the recoverable data from the selected drive->Select the files and folders which you want to recover->Save the retrieved data on to your desired location but not on from where you are recovering->The software also allows you to compress the data before saving in order to save memory