How to Recover Data from Formatted Partition
Can I Recover Files from Formatted Partition?
I have a Seagate external hard drive. This morning my kids accidentally formatted a partition on it. Now the partition is empty and all files on it are gone. I do not have any backup of them. So, my question is that is there a solution for me to get my files back?
For users, accidental formatting of the partition can be a really disaster. Just like the case above, you guess all files on your formatted partition are disappeared. But that’s not actually true. Files are still on that partition, you just cannot access them. They will be disappeared permanently only when new data on your partition overwrites them. This means you can possibly recover data from formatted partition if you have not transferred files to that partition yet.
Wondershare Data Recovery, or Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac is a formatted partition data recovery that enables you to recover almost all lost files from your formatted partition. It supports the recovery of various file types, including pictures, videos, audio files, documents, etc. It is fully compatible with Windows and Mac computers, as well as external hard drive.
Get a trial version of the program to retrieve data from formatted partition now.
Perform Formatted Partition Data Recovery in 3 Steps
Before we start, please make sure that you’re not able to install the program in the formatted partition.
Now let’s try with Windows version of Wondershare Data Recovery. Mac users can follow the similar operations with Mac version.
Step 1 Select recovery mode to recover data from formatted partition
As the image below displays, you can get 3 recovery modes after running the program. Please read instructions carefully to know more details about them.
Here, you can select “Partition Recover” to recover the whole formatted partition files.
Step 2 Scan formatted partition
Then the program will show all hard drives on your computer, and you just need to select the one that your formatted partition lies on and click “Next” to continue.
Partitions on the scanned hard drive will be displayed in the window. Please select the formatted partition and hit on “Start” button to begin scanning for lost data.
Step 3 Recover files from formatted partition
All recoverable data will be displayed in “File Types” and “Folders” in program window after scanning. You can view file names to check how many of your lost files can be reclaimed.
Then you just need to mark files you are about to recover and click “Recover” to save them on your computer.
Note: Please do not save the recovered files back to the formatted partition during the recovery.