Question: My HDD was bought 2 years ago, 2TB Seagate Disk and now has reformat problem. The HDD was formatted during a new installation of XP, nothing was written to it, but it was formatted. I did not touch the drive since the wrong reformatting. I knew new files written to the drive could make my data lost. What kind of chances am I looking at in terms of salvaging some of the information? Is this something that your software is capable of handling? I'm currently searching for the best possible options as to recover information on a recently formatted external harddrive.
Solution: Try iCare Data Recovery Standard to restore files from 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 at /icaredrs.exe and run the trial. Connect your external drive to a Windows system and then select "Format Recovery" to search lost files.
Data Retrival from formatted hdd or external hard disk drives is possible. The best recovery chance comes with no new data written to the reformatted disk drive.
There is a list of new file written to hard disk drive after format: You save new files to your hard disk that was reformatted. Your computer sufferred unexpected shutting down and Windows restarts by writing new files to any drive it could recognize. You save the found files by some recovery tool to the same reformatted disk.
Windows XP or Windows Vista or Windows 7 plantform reinstallation or new installation often requires users to format disk and prepare for new system installation. It often happens that users would perform a wrong hdd drive reformat ie format the wrong hard disk drive or external disk drive. Most of the system installation reformat disk files could be restored.
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.