How to undo quick format and recover lost data with undo quick format freeware?

Posted by Juno to Data Recovery Tips on June 1st, 2017

I accidentally performed quick format on my hard drive, and forgot to back up files stored on it. After that, I cannot find my precious wedding photos. Now I am really eager to get the wedding photos as well as other important files back. Can I get them back? What should I do?

Have you ever perform quick format by mistake and lost your significant files like the above? If you are annoyed by data loss after quick format and want to get lost data back, this passage will tell you why you can undo quick format, offer tips for undo quick format and instruct you to recover lost data after quick format with undo quick format freeware.

Tips for undo quick format

After performing quick format to a hard drive, USB flash drive or other storage device, the files still remain at the original place but can be easily overwritten by new data. Once the lost data has been overwritten, it's impossible to get them back. So you should avoid making any further operation on it such as reformatting the formatted storage device, saving new files on it, or storing the recovered files on it, and perform data recovery as soon as possible.

How to recover lost data after quick format with undo quick format freeware?

To recover lost data after quick format, you need an undo quick format freeware - iBoysoft Data Recovery. iBoysoft Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software that can help you to get data back after quick format on hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, pen drive, recover deleted files even if emptied from Recycle Bin, etc. in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2003.

Tutorial to undo quick format and recover lost data with iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and install iBoysoft Data Recovery on your computer.

Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery and choose the drive from which you lost data.

Undo quick format freeware to ecover data after format

Step 3: Click "Next" button 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 4: Preview the scanning results, choose those you want and click "Recover" to get them back.

After that, check to ensure you have recovered all lost data.

Aside from quick format recovery, iBoysoft Data Recovery can also recover lost data from RAW hard drive partition, RAW USB flash drive, RAW SD card, RAW external hard drive, inaccessible external hard drive, inaccessible hard drive, inaccessible USB flash drive, inaccessible SD card, inaccessible memory card, etc.

Why you can undo quick format and get lost data back?

First of all, you should know that under Windows format is divided into quick format and full format. After quick format, lost data can be recovered for the Operating System only erases the address table and remains the data intact.

While after full format, lost data is able to be recovered in Windows XP but is unrecoverable in Windows 10/8/7/Vista as the Operating System would erase the data completely. Fortunately, the default option is quick format. So at most of the time, when you perform format, you choose quick format.

Suggestions on how to avoid data loss

At the end of this passage, here are 2 suggestions for you to avoid data loss in the future:

    • Back up data regularly
    • It happens frequently that you may format a storage device on purpose or by mistake. If you back up data in advance, you can directly restore the lost data without loss.

    • Install iBoysoft Data Recovery on your computer
    • Just prepare this professional undo quick format freeware to help you recover lost data when data loss happens.

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