Recover Data from Formatted Drive

  • Complete data recovery from accidentally formatted hard drives
  • Recover data from formatted External USB drives, flash memory cards and iPods
  • Restore data with original file names, file path and directory structure
  • Preview the recovered data to evaluate recovery capability of the software
  • Supports formatted drive recovery on both Windows and Mac operating systems

Recover Accidentally Formatted Drive

Have you accidentally formatted the wrong drive on your computer or ended up formatting the memory card in your digital camera by mistake? Get back data lost from accidentally formatted hard drive using Remo Recover. This software can perform formatted drive recovery to recover all the data that was present on your hard drive along with the original file names and directory paths.


Remo Recover (Windows)

  • Recover lost data from accidentally formatted or reformatted partitions
  • Recover data from accidentally formatted flash drive, external USB drive, memory card etc.
  • Retrieve data from partitions that are deleted or inaccessible
  • Restore data from crashed or non-booting hard drives
  • Recover data from FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT formatted partitions and drives
  • Ability to recover files with ADS (Alternate Data Streams) attribute from a NTFS drive
  • Save disk space by creating compressed zip archives of the recovered files and folders

Remo Recover (Mac)

  • Two built-in volume scanning engines makes data recovery from accidentally formatted external hard drive, USB drive etc. on Mac easy
  • Supports recovery of files from both HFS+ and HFSX formatted Mac volumes
  • Get back data from volumes that fail to mount
  • The recovered data can be viewed in a Mac finder styled interface
  • Identify and recover different file types based on their unique signatures
  • Extremely fast built-in “find tool” to find files in recovered data list

Scenarios in which accidental formatting of the drive occurs

Formatting the wrong drive: Windows lets you format a particular partition using the format option. However, you also have the option to format a partition from the command prompt by using the format “drive letter”:\ command. You might accidentally format the wrong partition by entering the wrong drive letter i.e. C: instead of D: leading to loss of data.

Accidentally formatting a removable device on a computer: Removable devices like USB drives, flash memory cards and external hard drives are more prone to corruption due to frequent plugging and unplugging. There are often times when an error message pops up asking the user as to whether he wants to format the drive. Clicking on the format option formats the entire drive leading to data loss.

Accidental formatting of flash memory card using the format option: Besides the format option available on the PC, you also have the option to format the flash memory card used in your digital camera using the built-in format option in the digital camera. Accidentally selecting this option may lead to loss of data on the memory card.

How do I recover data after formatting a hard drive?

Remo Recover is the best available software in today's date to recover formatted drives easily. Follow the steps given below to perform formatted drive recovery:

Step 1: To recover after accidentally formatting your drive download and install the free demo version of Remo Recover (Windows) software, you will need to use the features of the Pro Edition to recover data with original directory structure. Double-click the desktop shortcut or use the Start Menu to launch the software.

Step 2: The Remo Recover main screen is as displayed in Figure 1. Select the “Recover Partitions / Drives” option.

Step 3: Now, since you are recovering an accidentally formatted drive, select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option as shown in Figure 2.

Step 4: This screen (Figure 3) displays the list of available logical drives. Select the logical drive from which you want to recover data from. Once you click on “Next” the software starts scanning the selected drive as shown in Figure 4.

Step 5: The inbuilt intelligent scanning code, scans and finds your formatted partition and displays to you the recovered data in a File Type View / Data View option as shown in Figure 5.

Step 6: Use the "Preview" option to view recovered data prior to saving it as shown in Figure 6.

Step 7: You can save the scanned information by using the “Save Recovery Session” option as shown in Figure 7. This will save you considerable rescan time if you want to perform saving process at a later time.

Step 8: Once you are satisfied with the recovery results you can purchase the software and save recovered data as shown in Figure 8

Note: Avoid installing any software or saving any files on the drive or partition, which contains deleted or lost data as this may overwrite the deleted or lost data leading to permanent data loss.

Related Information

Recover Files Lost while Reinstalling Windows
When you reinstall Windows on an existing Windows installation, normally the old data would be set a side in a folder marked with a "tilde" or "old". This is usually the case but not always as if you select an option during reinstallation to format and install then all the previous data will be wiped during the reinstallation process. To recover files lost during this process use Remo Recover.

Recover Files from Formatted NTFS Partition
Most popular and widely used file system these days is NTFS. When you format an NTFS partition all the entries of the file in the main allocation table will be wiped out. The data would still be present on the drive but will be not accessible. To recover files after formatting a NTFS partition use the process listed in this tutorial.

Undelete Photos from a Formatted SD Card
SD cards are usually used to store media files like photos, videos and music files. Due to logical corruption SD card might give you trouble and you might get errors like " format now ", if you format the photos along with all data stored on that card will be lost. Read here a brief tutorial on how to undelete photos after an SD card has been formatted.

Recover Data from Formatted Laptop Hard Drive
Due to the increasing usage of laptops, laptop manufacturing companies give the option to user to roll the laptop back to factory settings by providing them with a system restore DVD or system restore partition. If you use this feature the data available on your hard drive or partition would be lost. The data on any laptop drive may be lost even due to intentional formatting (Quick format or Full format). Use Remo Recover to recover data from such cases.

Data Recovery after Reformat
Reformat is a process where you change the file system that was originally present, like changing FAT to NTFS. During this process the data which was earlier present might be lost. If you want to recover data under these circumstances you can do so by using Remo Recover which is available for Windows and Mac OS X users.

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Recover lost data from formatted partition of your HP Envy Sleekbook 4t-1000 Laptop

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