Recover Data from Formatted Hard Drive/Disk on Windows 10/8/7

“Is it possible for me to recover formatted files on my Windows 8 C drive? I intended to format my local disk E, but mistakenly formatted the local disk C with important files on it. So how can recover data from formatted C drive?”

“My hard drive was recently formatted. My data was on the F Drive and now accidentally, while installing Windows 10 Release Preview, I formatted it After that some files related to Windows 10 were copied (but Windows 10 is not installed). I installed it on another drive. Now can I get back data from F Drive? If so, suggest me the free software that can do this.”

I think that everyone should have that sinking feeling when you realize you’ve just made a big mistake – accidentally formatted the hard drive of your computer and no backups are available. The Format commands are typically run to prepare a new logical drive for use after disked hard drive – enabling the installation of an operating system, application programs & eventual user data. The format command has been around for a long time, formerly they were stand alone DOS programs before being integrated into Windows (Windows 10/8/7 included).

When you format a disk, the operating system erases all bookkeeping information on the disk, tests the disk to make sure all sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors (that is, those that are scratched), and creates internal address tables that it later uses to locate information. You must format a disk before you can use it.

Formatting a disk does not erase the data on the hard disk, only the data on the address tables. So, retrieve formatted data is realistic. If you accidentally reformat a disk that contains useful files, do not be panic, UFUSoft File Recovery can help you recover most of the information on the disk. And you can also try programs that enable you to recover the formatted hard drive on Windows 10/8.1/8/7 yourself.

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Step-by-Step Example to Perform Data Recovery from Formatted Hard Drive on Windows 10/8.1/8/7

1. Download UFUSoft Data Recovery Wizard, install it and launch it.

2. Select the hard drive which was formatted and then click “Scan” to search.

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3. After scanning, there will be a list of formatted files. You can preview them.

4. Mark the lost files you need to get back and click “Recover” to recover the formatted hard drive data.

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