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How to Recover Data from Formatted Hard Drive or Partition

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"My hard drive was formatted by myself accidently yesterday, when I wanted to do another operation on files on E drive. How can I do now? I could not fell relaxed to try any ways to recover lost data, because lots of important files are stored on this drive. Is there any effective and safe way or tool for data recovery?"

Disk formatting or erasing does not mean data on disk have disappeared thoroughly. Lost data are just moved to address table. So don’t be panic if you format hard drive or partition mistakenly. At first, we can make sure data lost because of disk formatting could be recovered. Then, let’s find one powerful tool to recover formatted data from hard drive or partition.

Now take iSunshare Data Genius please. You will understand it is your best choice after recovering lost files with it. With easy-to-use interface and simple steps, recover files from formatted hard drive free.

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Step 1:  Download and install Data Genius on your computer.

Step 2: Run it and choose Format Recovery.

There are four data recovery patterns Data Genius provided. According to the reason of data lost, select "Format Recovery" and click "Next".

Tips: Why do not choose "Partition Recovery? Partition Recovery can recover, backup and restore partition table, and then recover all lost data in partition or drive. So "Format Recovery" would be more direct and easy.

Step 3: Choose the formatted hard drive or partition to scan lost files.

Select formatted drive and click Scan button. Wait for hard drive format recovery program running, and then preview lost files in Data Genius.

Tips: The process of "Scan" would waste you few minutes, especially scan formatted drive. So please be patient in this step.

Step 4: Recover lost data from formatted E drive.

Select all files or some important files you want to recover, and click Recover button. When a new dialog pops up, choose another hard drive or partition to save recovered data.

For more information about other data recovery patterns, please see recover lost or deleted data.

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