Question: I did a mistake that I managed to select the wrong hard disk drive (my seagate 500GB old disk) when formatting a new Maxtor hard disk drive. The formatting was quick formatting and I hit the cancel button a few seconds later after I realized a wrong drive was selected to do the formatting, however it was too late and the drive now has become empty since the quick formatting was done very fast. How do I restore my files from mistakenly formatted seagate drive?
Solution: Try iCare Data Recovery Standard to restore files from quick formatted drive with its special recovery module "Format Recovery". It is offered as free trial and it can search your lost files for free.
Please download a free trial of iCare Data Recovery Standard and run the trial. Connect your external drive to a Windows system and then select "Format Recovery" to search lost files.
Tips: Never write new files to the data lost disk drive before the recovery.
Some same users got the same problem with their external hdd or USB drive
"Hi data recovery experts, I am in the trouble of mistakenly formatted my external hard drive that was FAT32 before the formatting. It is 60GB external hdd that I bought many years ago and most files in the hdd are my family photos and backup files. I tried to format a new memory card, however the external hdd was also connected to my XP pro, then I mistakenly selected the external hdd to format. I did not touch the formatted external hdd after the formatting was done since I knew any new file would make the files lost forever."
"Formatted the wrong hard disk drive when reinstalling XP. Here is my story. I installed XP on my system since I inheritated it from my uncle and after installing some software from my external hard drive which I stored frequent used applications and other important files, then i realized something went wrong with the xp install. What could i do? I decided to reinstall the OS. However troubles wouldn't occur if i managed to unplug my external hard drive, which appearred with my internal hdd when i was reinstalling the XP, and I did not pay attention to this, so I selected the wrong disk to format and install the OS. OOps, my files gone after reformat."
Quick reformat, complete format, full format files can be restored if Windows nor users wrote new file to that reformatted drive. Formatting often occurs when you did it by mistake on your storage devices and most frequently, the devices can be external hard drive, memory card, sd card, cf card, usb drive, flash drive etc.
Which recovery module shall I select?
"Lost Partition Recovery": Recovering files when partition lost or deleted with following symptoms:
"Advanced File Recovery": Recovering files with the following symptoms.
"Deep Scan Recovery": the most powerful recovery module that searches every byte
"Format Recovery": Recoveirng files related with format problems
For any unstated data loss rescue, we recommend you to use "Deep Scan Recovery" to search lost files.