Did you lose your valuable data after formatting/reformatting?
As a computer savior, you might have come across the term “formatting” more often. But the actual problem occurs when this particular term makes you lose your important data from the hard drive of your computer or from any other storage device. Imagine a real life scenario where your laptop hard drive is corrupted due to some reason and all the partitions in it are invisible to you because of corruption. You had no other way but to format the entire laptop hard disk. But you lost all your valuable hard disk data after disk formatting.
Now you must have assumed that you have lost entire hard disk data after formatting and must be restless because of that. But let me assure you one thing. You hard drive data has never gone anywhere. The formatted hard drive data remains there in the hard drive space until some new files occupy their space. The only thing is done by formatting is to remove all access to the data stored in it and make the storage medium ready for reuse. So you can easily retrieve the formatted data before the data gets overwritten with some new files. You can achieve all these things successfully by using formatted data recovery tool. This is software is one of the best data recovery software which is proficient in recovery formatted / reformatted data.
Reformatting of hard drive is required when you want to convert the existing file system of the hard drive to some other advanced file system. For e.g. from FAT16 to NTFS file system in Windows operating system. In such cases you will have to reformat the entire hard disk and create new file system for the hard drive. Lack of proper data backup in this case will result in serious data loss.
Now the scenarios under which you will have to format a storage device are mentioned below:
Scenarios under which a storage device needs to be formatted:
To get rid of harmful viruses: Generally Antivirus is used to remove deadly viruses off the storage devices. However, sometimes even the Antivirus software fails to remove the virus from your computer or various storage devices like pen drive, hard drive or external USB drive etc. In such cases the only option you are left with is to format the storage device. However, lack of data backup in such case will lead to severe data loss issue.
Dual boot installation or during reinstallation of OS: Hard drive has to be formatted during re-installation of Operating System or while installing more than two Operating Systems on the same disk. If you accidentally format the drive without proper data backup you will end up in losing valuable drive data. Selecting wrong partition / volume to be formatted also leads to data loss from that partition / volume. In such situation, you can recover the lost files using recovery software. Formatted Data Recovery Software helps you to recover files efficiently. You can perform smart scan if you do not get the files while normal scan as the software acts as RAID 5 recovery tool, for understand go ahead http://www.reformatted.org/raid5-recovery-software.html.
Format Error: If the file system of a storage device is corrupted or damaged due to viruses, abrupt system shutdown then you may encounter an error message like “The Disk is not formatted. Do you want to format is now?” In such case, you need to format the storage device showing such error or else you will not be able access the data stored in it. Formatting deletes the entire data and resulting in serious data loss
You can always avoid overwriting of the formatted data by keeping the storage device which is formatted as unused. You should neither install any software in it nor save any new data into it.
Top 5 Features of Formatted Data recovery software:
- Helps you to recover data from reformatted hard drive after converting the file system
- Restores data easily from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT formatted Windows partitions as well as HFS+ and HFSX formatted Mac volumes
- Creates compressed zip archives of the recover files and folders in order to save disk space
- Allows you to view the recovered data before saving them actually by using “Preview” option
- Allows you to recover SD card after format both in Windows and Mac OS X. For more about this find out here
Useful steps to recover formatted hard drive data in Windows OS:
Step-1: Download and install the demo version of formatted data recovery tool in any healthy computer’s hard disk and connect the formatted hard drive to it as a slave. After successful launching of the software, select “Recover Partition / Drive” from the main window. Then select “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” from the next screen.
Step-2: Select the connected hard drive as the physical drive from which the lost data is to be retrieved and click on “Next” button to start the formatted data recovery process. Once the data recovery is over, view the restored hard disk data with preview option to evaluate the recovery chances as well as the effectiveness of the software.
Tips to avoid data loss in the future:
Always make sure that you have taken proper data backup of the hard drive or storage device you are going to format. Use a surge protector to avoid data loss due to sudden power failure.