Data Recovery from Formatted Hard Drive

“Hi friends, while upgrading to Windows 10 operating system, I accidentally formatted one of my hard drive partitions which contain huge amount of valuable files. I am in a complete jeopardized stage now, since I don’t have any backup of those lost files. Last day, one of my relatives told me that, there are some formatted data recovery tools which are capable of recovering all types of lost files from a formatted hard drive. Can anyone of you please suggest me how to recover data from formatted hard drive using any of such tools?”

Yes, there are numerous recovery tools available on internet which can help you to restore your vital files that have lost due to formatting of your hard drive. Many of you may be thinking that the files which got lost due to hard drive formatting are lost forever. Actually, when you format a hard drive, operating system will only clear entries from the file index table from the hard drive to create a new one. Actual data will remain in the hard drive itself, which can be recovered with powerful recovery tools. But before going thorough data recovery, it is good to understand some reasons for hard drive formatting.  

  • Drive Corruption: Your hard drive file system can get corrupt due to a lot of reasons like Bad sectors, software conflicts, OS errors, etc. This errors can even lead to the “format error” of a hard drive, which demand you to format a hard drive partition before using it.
  • During Windows Re-Installation: While re-installing operating system, you may accidentally format your hard drive partitions without thinking about data residing on that partitions. As a result, you will lose all data from such partitions which can only restore using an advanced recovery tools.  
  • Formatting Wrong Drives: Sometimes, you may format your hard drive partitions instead of formatting required storage drives which are connected to your PC. It leads to one of the most undesirable instances of a data loss.

Anyhow, just keep your mind calm even you are a person who suffer due to this data loss. It is because, there is a tool called Lenovo Data Recovery tool which can be used to recover data from formatted hard drive on different types of hard drive brands like Seagate, WD, Toshiba, etc.

Significance of Lenovo Data Recovery Tool 

  • With this tool, it is possible to recover data from even re-partitioned hard drives or from partitions where you have re-installed Windows.
  • It is a full-fledged Lenovo recovery tool since you can recover Lenovo desktop data in the same manner as it did for various Lenovo laptops.  
  • This tool can be used to recover data from different RAID volumes, say RAID0, RAID1, etc. effectively.
  • Recovering formatted hard drive files with this tool can be done by any person who is having a little knowledge about recovery process since the User Interface of this tool is quite simple and self-explanatory.
  • This tool recovers different types of files based on the unique signatures of files. For unknown file types, you can add new signatures to recover them easily.
  • Different versions of this tool can be used across multiple operating systems of Windows and Mac. Windows 8 data recovery illustrates a clear cut example of this. Visit the following page to know more about how to recover data from Windows 8 hard drive:

Steps for Formatted Hard Drive Recovery

Step I: After installing the demo version of this recovery tool on your computer, launch it and select "Recover Drives" option from the home screen which is shown in Figure I.

Recover Data from Formatted Hard Drive- Home Screen

Figure I: Home Screen

Step II: Now, choose "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option to recover formatted hard drive data as shown in Figure II.

Formatted Data Recovery Tools- Recovery Method

Figure II: Select Recovery Option

Step III: In the next screen, you will see a list of drives/partitions as in Figure III. Select your drive from which data has got formatted.

How to Recover Data from Formatted Hard Drive- Select Drive

Figure III: Select Formatted Drive

Step IV: After a deep scanning, recovered data will be displayed. If you are satisfied with recovery results, you can purchase the full version of this tool to “save” recovered files as shown in Figure IV. You can save those files by purchasing full version of this tool.

Recovering Formatted Hard Drive Files- Save Files

Figure IV: Save Recovered Files

For Leopard (10.5) and
Snow Leopard (10.6) Users

For Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8)
and Mavericks Users