How to recover data from formatted external hard drive?

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

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?

Don't worry, this passage will offer you the best data recovery software to recover data from formatted external hard drive.

Tips before data recovery from formatted external hard drive

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.

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.

Tutorial to recover data from formatted external hard drive

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.

Free format recovery software to recover data from formatted external hard drive

Step 4: Click "Next" to start scanning.

Tips: If the "Deep scan" option at the left-bottom corner won't be ticked automatically, please click it manually for a thorough scan.

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.

Can we recover data from formatted external hard drive?

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.

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