How to recover data from formatted external hard drive?

Posted by Juno to Format Recovery on May 9th, 2017

External hard drive, as a widely used external storage device to save, transfer and back up data, brings us a lot of convenience, but at the same time external hard drive related problems bother various users now and then. Among these problems, data loss after formatted external hard drive is the most frequently encountered one.

Mistakenly click the "Format" option? Forget to back up before formatting your external hard drive? Suddenly recognize there are still useful files on an external hard drive after format?

You may think that getting in the above situations means losing the data forever, but that's not true. After format, the data is not erased immediately. What the format operation does is delete the indexes of the files you've saved on the external hard drive. The real data is still kept on the external hard drive.

So there is no need to be panic. Even if the external drive is formatted, you can still get your lost data back. But you should avoid making any further operation on the formatted external hard drive as it would overwrite the lost data. Those further operations include reformatting the external hard drive, saving new files on it and saving recovered files on it. This passage will offer you the best data recovery software to recover data from formatted external hard drive.

An easy way to recover data from formatted external hard drive

All you need is iBoysoft Data Recovery, an easy-to-use data recovery software that can effectively recover data from formatted external hard drive, formatted hard drive, formatted USB flash drive, formatted SD card, RAW hard drive partition, RAW USB flash drive, RAW SD card, recover deleted files even if emptied from Recycle Bin, recover data from deleted or lost partition, etc.

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Tutorial: recover data from formatted external hard drive with iBoysoft Data Recovery

Just finish the following 6 simple steps, you can get your data back:

Step 1: Download & install iBoysoft Data Recovery on your PC and then connect your formatted external hard drive to the PC.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery.

Step 3: Select the formatted external hard drive which you want to recover data from.

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Step 4: Click "Next" to start scanning.

Step 5: After the data is found, please choose the files you need and click "Recover" button to get them back.

Step 6: Go over to make sure you have recovered all needed files.

In addition to formatted external hard drive data recovery, iBoysoft Data Recovery can also recover data from corrupted external hard drive, unrecognized external hard drive, inaccessible external hard drive, not formatted external hard drive, RAW external hard drive, recover deleted or lost files from external hard drive, etc.

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