FAQ: Drive Formatted Accidentally - Reformatted USB Drive/External HD/Disk

Last updated on 10/04/2018

format recoveryQuestion: What shall I do if I formatted my drive by accident?

Solution: Unformat drive and retrieve data with iCare Data Recovery Pro

iCare Data Recovery Pro is able to recover most of your files whether you performed quick format or regular format and your files seem gone. This data recovery software is also free data recovery software which is capable of recovering memory card photos after formatting, deleting etc, recover accidentally formatted memory card, pen drive, hard drive, etc...

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Reformat usb drive/external usb disk/hard disk recovery

When operating your PC, you probably feel it is understandable that there are always chances for drive to be formatted by mistake. Don't panic, you are not alone and besides there is a tool called iCare Data Recovery to help you recover files from formatted drive.

Step1. Download, install and launch iCare Data Recovery Pro

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Step2. Select the formatted drive for recovery.

select drive
Step3. Check formatted drive data on the left column to preview data.

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Hot question from a user

"Hi iCare guys, I had a Western Digital HD on which I saved about 59 Microsoft Word files. I simply deleted the files after moving them to a CD for backup. I now realized that was tupid to delete the files since the CD was accidentally destroyed. I tried to recover the deleted files from the Western Digital HD with your program. So far everything was fine. My question is can I still get my files back if I performed quick format?"

iCare Data Recovery is able to recover files not matter the drive is quick formatted or regular formatted. The difference between quick format and regular format is check disk. Quick format does not check disk for bad sectors but Regular format will do. That's why regular format takes longer time to format than the quick format.


Talking about drives, there are many kinds of storage devices like external hard drive, USB drive, memory card, etc. And the other frequent case is like external hard drive format recovery, digital camera format recovery, accidentally formatted iPod, recover files formatted flash drive, recover files from unformatted micro SD card ...

If your data is critical to you and if you've never even done a file recovery before, then we urge you to seek help from a professional data recovery expert or a recovery program like iCare Data Recovery.

Assuredly, there is no software that can guarantee the successful recovery of all data from an accidentally formatted hard drive.  Even professional data recovery services cannot guarantee this.   However, when you do use one of these experts, you have the best possible chance of getting your data back from that unresponsive hard disk drive.

A reliable recovery service is usually pretty high cost like $2000 for a 1GB file recovery. If you can't afford the services of a data recovery company, then we advise that you try to recover the data from your accidentally formatted drive with iCare Recovery Software which is read only and will not destroy your data if you did not install it on the partition where you lost your files.

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