Friday, February 22, 2013

External Hard Disk Format Recovery - Recover Data from Formatted External Hard Disk

Easy Way to Recover Data from External Hard Disk That Has Been Formatted

1. I lost all my personal data after accidentally formatting my external hard disk. Is there any way to recover the lost data? What should I do if data recovery is possible?
2. I have a Seagate external hard disk with lots of valuable data inside. Then one day I mistakenly formatted it. I stopped formatting it when I realized that I had formatted the wrong partition. I don’t know if my data is still inside the drive because the external hard disk shows not formatted error and I can’t access it now. So I want to ask anybody who knows what I can do to save the data.
The two situations above are two common causes for formatting an external hard disk. I would like to share you some tips on how to unformat external hard drive to retrieve lost data. Hope it will do you a favor.

How to Retrieve Files from Formatted External Hard Disk?
External hard disk can be used to store any file such as photos, videos, music, games, office files etc. Therefore, you must opt for a solution that enables you to recover all types of files so that you can get back all lost data. You can use professional format recovery software, which is user-friendly and straightforward format recovery tool to recover any data from formatted external hard disk and formatted memory card, etc. It helps recover files after quick format or full format under Windows system. This is a free and accurate recovery application that recovers data from all popular brands and models of external hard disk.

Download the Following Software to Recover Data
#1 Data Recovery
Software to restore data off usb drive, memory card, pen drive, hard disk, external drive etc.

#2 Data Recovery Software
Another chance for you to recover data from disk, card, external etc.   
How to use: Windows data recovery steps

#3 Data Recovery for Card USB - recover data from card/usb 

How to Unformat External Hard Disk Step-by Step?
Step1. Plug the external hard disk to your computer. Once you download and launch the format recovery software to your computer, you can see it main screen with different recovery modules. Choose a recovery module.
Step2. Now, you should choose the formatted external hard disk from the list of identified drives to begin the scanning of the external hard disk for lost files.
Step3. Once the scan process in done, you can preview and save all recovered files to your computer hard disk (not to the formatted external hard disk).

Possible Situations That You Will Format Your External Hard Disk
I mentioned two possible situations that users will format their external hard. Now I will sum up the possible situations that you will format your external hard disk as bellows,

First situation, format the external hard disk by mistake.
You may wrong press the wrong button and format your external hard disk. Then all data inside the external hard disk will be erased completely.

Secondly situation, format external hard disk due to not formatted error message.
External hard disk has not formatted error when you plug it to your computer. You format the external disk when it shows "disk drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now", which result in data loss. 



  1. Are you sure I can do data recovery even from a formatted hard drive?

  2. Good data recovery tool and so useful for me. please provide me some new update and share new blog post......!

    Thanks & Regards
    Vankush Sen

  3. I formatted my Laptop with Win XP. Earlier it was 500GB with 5 partitions. Currently it is showing 30GB with only one partition. Remaining 470GB is not at all visible. Even in Hardware details HDD is showing as 30GB only.

    Help me out on this.

    Thanks in advance.


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