Hard drive formatting is a common operation performed by most of the computer or laptop users for different purpose. Generally users save important files on other storage drives before they proceed to format the hard drive but sometimes, they forget to take back up that is definitely a big mistake. Many times, users attempt to format hard drive intentionally or mistakenly and encounter deletion of valuable files and folders. In such crucial stage, it becomes necessary to employ a proficient file recovery tool to retrieve deleted files from formatted hard drive.
Situations where you may encounter file deletion due to hard drive formatting-
OS Re-installation: You must save a backup of important files and folders on other storage drive before you are going to re-install or upgrade the operating system on your Windows system. To re-install the OS on a hard disk, first you will have to format it then installation process can be started
Formatting Wrong Partition: You may decide to format a hard disk partition on your computer if it is occupied with tons of unnecessary files and folders or infected by malwares and viruses that cannot be removed even after use of anti-virus program. While trying to format a hard drive partition, if you unknowingly choose another partition, all files will be erased from it
File System Corruption- If the file system associated with hard disk partitions is corrupted or damaged, it will become inaccessible. In such case, user can proceed to format hard drive partitions and encounter deletion of files
Bad Sectors- Data saved over hard drive bad sectors becomes inaccessible. Usually frequent OS reboot, power surge etc are main cause of formation of bad sectors on hard drive. To fix these bad sectors user needs to format the disk
Software recover deleted files from formatted hard drive?
Yodot File Recovery is the most trusted utility used by many users to restore deleted file from formatted or re-formatted hard disk drives. It is developed with interactive and user friendly GUI to facilitate professional or novice users to undelete files without taking much difficulty. It has powerful drive scanning engine that scans and retrieves kinds of videos, music files, images, documents and other media files from formatted NTFS, FAT16, FAT32, ReFS, ExFAT hard disk drives. Additionally, you can utilize this prominent tool to restore deleted files from formatted external hard drive, SSD drive, pen drive, Fire wire drive, iPod, MP3 players and other storage devices on computers and laptops with Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 operating systems.
Simple steps to rescue deleted files from formatted hard drive:
Download Yodot File Recovery application and install it on a healthy Windows system -> Plug your formatted hard drive to computer -> launch the application to get instructions present on main screen -> On main screen, click on “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option -> Software starts scanning the computer and shows list of all drives including the hard drive that is connected to it -> Select your formatted hard drive and click on “Next” option -> Now application scans the formatted hard drive and displays all retrieved files and folders in “Data View” or “File Type View”-> Finally, you can specify your desired location on host computer to save recovered files.