How to Recover Files from Formatted Partition?

Updated on July 15, 2021

Accidentally formatted your partition? Wondering how to recover data from formatted partition? This article has everything you need to know about formatted partition recovery. With the help of a powerful partition recovery software Remo Recover, recover files from formatted partition of hard drive. Download now.

Formatting a partition means that your existing data on the partition is erased when you hit that format button. It is always recommended to take backup of data before formatting a hard drive or partition.

However there are other scenarios like partition getting damaged or corrupt, virus infection, or hard drive becoming undetected and forcing you to format the hard drive. This means, all your important data vanishes from the formatted partition.

Can a Formatted Partition be Recovered?

When you format a partition you are not just deleting the existing data but also restructuring the format of data storage. Hence enhancing the performance of the storage device. However the data you deleted by formatting the hard drive will be marked as space available to be overwritten.

First thing to do when you have formatted hard drive is to stop using the hard drive to avoid overwriting existing data. This will increase the chances of recovering data from formatted partition. The next step is to make use of a trusted partition recovery software that can help you recover data from hard drive.

Enhanced features like deep scan, file signature search are embedded into Remo Partition Recovery Tool. So when data from a formatted partition is lost, there is no better way to get back your data from a formatted partition than using Remo Recover.

Must Read Guidelines Before you perform Formatted Partition Recovery:

  • Do not install Remo Partition Recovery Tool on to the partition from which you want to recover files.
  • Before formatting, check whether you have selected the right partition or not.
  • It is better to save recovered files on different drive or partition instead of same partition from which you have lost them.

How to Recover Data From Formatted Partition in Windows 10, 8 And 7?

Download and Install Remo Data Recovery Software for Hard Drives on your computer. Follow the below mentioned simple steps to easily recover formatted partition:

Step 1: Launch the software, click on Recover Partitions, select the formatted partition drive and click on Scan.

select the formatted partition to recover data

Step 2: After completion of the scanning process, the tool will display the recovered data in File type view and Data type view.

Step 3: You can Preview the recovered data to judge the success rate of recovery.

preview the recovered data

Step 4: If you are satisfied with recovered data from formatted partition the click on Save to save them on to the desired location.

Reasons Why Remo is your Go to Software?

  • Ensures a quick file recovery from formatted partition
  • Designed to recover files of more than 300 types
  • Recover data after reformatting partitions or hard drives from FAT16 to FAT32, FAT32 to NTFS or NTFS to FAT or HFS+ to HFSX
  • Creates disk images bypassing the bad sectors from which you can recover your files later on
  • Available across all platforms of both Windows and Mac operating system

Common Scenarios that lead to Formatting Partition: 

  • Attempt to repartition a hard drive and accidentally deleting the partition/li>
  • A virus infection that will make your partition inaccessible leaving you with no other option than to format.
  • Losing entire partition is most likely to happen when you are installing an operating system
  • Errors while trying to convert from one file system to other like NTFS partition to FAT32 partition


Data loss is inevitable when you have accidentally deleted or formatted partition. However, choosing the right approach towards recovering formatted partition. Do not go with any unreliable methods (just because it is claimed to be free) in a hurry to recover data from formatted partition. The aforementioned sections of the article guides you with the right but more importantly safe approach to recover lost data. 

Do let us know if you were able to recover formatted  partition with the help of Remo Partition Recovery Software and do not the forget to share this article.

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