Formatted External Hard Drive Recovery

With the popularity of external hard drives, people used to store all their personal and business data on the external hard drive and external hard drives bring much convenience in our daily life. The popularity of external hard drives is growing continuously. They are portable, replaceable and can be borrowed easily. Currently many people use external hard drives to transfer, store and back up data like images, audios, videos etc. However, it also brings unpredictable risk. The photos, videos, audio files and many other important files and folders can be lost due to accidental formatting. Recovering a formatted external hard drive should be performed to recover your important files back. It is understandable how worried PC users become when they accidently format their external hard drive. You may also format your external hard drive when drive receives an error message reading “The drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” Have you ever thought how’s recovering a formatted external hard drive? No worry. With the help of an efficient recovery tool, recovering a formatted external hard drive is possible.

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You may know that external hard drive will be formatted for the first time we start using it, usually low level formatting. Any later formatting can be performed intentionally or unintentionally by your own. The worst thing happens when you format the wrong device or format accidently and you lose all your valuable files stored in it and will have no idea how to carry out formatted external hard drive recovery. There can be several scenarios where you have to perform recovering a formatted external hard drive.

Consider a scenario where you have a 2TB external hard drive filled with 1500GB of data. You used to keep all your pictures, family functions videos, documents, music files etc. in that hard drive and in many ways it’s your only source of data. You decided to copy a family function video from your external hard drive to your USB pen drive. The videos were about 6GB and pen drive is of 8GB capacity. When you tried to copy, it showed the message that file size is too large to copy. So you decided to change the file system type of your pen drive and format it (Right click – Format - Quick Format – Ok). But unfortunately you formatted your 2TB hard drive (Right click – Format – File system (change it to exFAT) - Quick Format – Ok) thinking that you are formatting pen drive. What happened next to you is a complete disaster. You will have no idea how to restore a formatted external hard drive and start panic. Consider another scenario where you have an external hard drive. You plugged it into your friend’s laptop. But it doesn’t show up in “My Computer” or command prompt. So you plugged out and plugged in again. Then in “My Computer” it showed a message saying your hard drive needs to be formatted before you can use it and since you can’t access the drive which prompts “Access denied”, without a second thought you formatted it. Now you will be searching for software for recovering a formatted external hard drive.

Actually after formatting process, your original data is still there on the drive. It is only the memory space used to save it is marked as available space for the new data. Therefore it is possible to perform formatted external hard drive recovery as long as you have not placed new data to occupy available space. Although it is possible to restore formatted external hard drive, the chance of recovery depends on how you format the drive. If you have formatted your drive accidently and you haven’t written any new data to the formatted drive before recovery, it is easy to perform formatted external hard drive recovery. However if the drive has not formatted error and forces you to perform formatting, you should be careful. You have two choices for this situation. You can either format or not format it. But the results will be completely different. If you format the drive, then not formatted error may disappear but the data will be erased and the chance of recovery is not good. If you don’t format the partition, you will have no way to access the data inside but the data can be recovered with format recovery software.

Why Format Recovery Software?

This software helps you to restore formatted external hard drive without considering the case for loss of data. It helps to restore data from corrupted hard drive, inaccessible formatted, re – formatted or damaged external hard drives. The inbuilt scanning algorithm of this software helps you to search the entire lost data from external hard drives and restore them back. It can restore data without causing any changes or damages to the recovered files. Features likes Smart Scan, Find, Save Recovery Session helps you to recover your files in a secured way and keeps it intact. You can view recovered files before saving them with this software. With this tool, it is possible to recover lost files from external hard drive on your Macintosh machine. For more info, visit recoverexternalharddrive.net/data-mac.html.

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Steps to restore formatted external hard drive:

1. Download and install Recovery Software on to your computer. From the main screen select “Recover Volumes/Drives”.

Recovering a Formatted External Hard Drive - Main Screen

2. Select “Formatted/Re – Formatted Recovery” from the next window.

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3. After selecting the recovery option, select the external hard drive from which you want to recover your files.

Recovering a Formatted External Hard Drive - Select Drive

4. Once the recovery process is completed, the list of recovered files will be displayed. Save the files to the desired location.

Recovering a Formatted External Hard Drive - Save Recovered Files

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