An external hard disk doesn’t play an important role in a computer, but it will be quite important to you if it contains lots of essential files like documents of your daily work, music, videos, family pictures, and even much more. How calm would you stay if your external hard disk is formatted by mistake with all important files inside? I think everybody will be in a panic when important files are lost due to mistakenly reformatting, what shall we do? In fact, all lost files are recoverable after formatting as long as the external hard disk is not physically damaged and the lost files are not overwritten.
Formatting only erases the entries to the files, so all files become invisible after formatting. However, the real data still remain on the original location. You are able to restore the lost files due to formatting with third-party data recovery software iCare Data Recovery. Working as a magic data recovery software, iCare Data Recovery supports all Windows users to recover different types of files from formatted external hard disk including Seagate, Samsung, Western Digital, Hitachi, Maxtor, etc. This data recovery software provides safe and efficient solution to unformat your external hard disk with lost data back. This software also allows you to recover files from formatted pen drive.
Step1. Free download and install iCare Data Recovery to your computer. Plug in the external hard disk, run the software and choose the proper recovery option.
Step2. Choose the external hard disk and the software will begin to scan. You just need to wait during the scanning.
Step3. After scanning, you can preview and recover the found files.
1. Formatting will not erase data completely from your external hard disk, but new data added to the formatted external hard disk might overwrite the original data. Therefore, it is highly recommended not to write any file to the external hard disk after formatting.
2. No matter how powerful a data recovery software is, it cannot solve all problems in all situations. Although it is powerful data recovery software, iCare Data Recovery is unable to help you recover lost data if the external hard disk is physically damaged after formatting.
3. When saving the recovered files, you cannot save them to the formatted external hard disk. Instead, you can save them to hard disk partition or other storage media.
4. Data stored on any storage device is not always safe, so you had better backup important data once it has been recovered.
As you know, there are many popular external hard disk brands. iCare Data Recovery supports all brands of external hard disk whether it is popular or not. You are able to recover data off an external hard disk when it got complete formatted or quick formatted. Although complete format and quick format has some difference, data is recoverable in both of two situations. Besides, it doesn’t matter the external hard disk is NTFS file system or FAT32 file system, iCare Data Recovery can help you get back the lost files after formatting by mistake.
When referring to mistaken formatting, most people will think to format the external hard disk by wrongly clicking "Format" option. In fact, another common mistake you may make is to mistakenly format the external hard disk when it shows not formatted error. For example, you plug in your external hard disk and want to write or transfer some data, but Windows pops up disk in drive is not formatted error message to ask you to format the disk. In this situation, you might mistakenly click the "Yes" button and format the external hard disk. Although we often advise users not to format a device that has not formatted error before data recovery, you can still use iCare Data Recovery to perform data recovery if the external hard disk has been formatted.
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