FAQ: External hard disk got formatted accidentally

Last updated on 07/03/2018

Question: I accidentally formatted my external hard disk. Is still possible to recover back the files?

Solution: Format external hard drive recovery on Windows using iCare Data Recovery Pro.

Use "Deep Scan Recovery" module of this  data recovery software for external hard disk recovery after formatting by accident.

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The popularity of external hard drives is in continuous growing. They can be transported, replaced and borrowed easy but, they also can be easy formatted by mistake without any previous backup. If you run into this situation and you are searching for a fast and good solution, you might want to read our recommendation. An accidentally formatted external hard disk doesn't mean that you have lost all your important files if you use the proper software.

If you've done a quick format, then there is a solution on the market for you. Most of the normal utilities to recover data from formatted external hard drive will probably not work, as they often assume that you've simply deleted a file. But there is a hope and is named  iCare Data Recovery. Use this software and you will recover data after quick format with a simple mouse click, without any problems.

The easiest way to recover your lost files from your formatted external hard disk  is to use iCare Data Recovery, installed on your main hard drive and accessing the formatted external drive. A formatted portable hard drive is not a problem for those who lost some data in this process because the solution is only a click away. They can recover the files from an external hard disk and many others, starting with entire deleted partitions, dynamic disks and up to memory cards using this software. Every lost photo or any important information will be available again for the user because this data recovery software has the capacity to recover any type of files.

FAQ about accidentally formatted external hard disk

Question from docdocdoc9 on 24 01 2005:

Hi guys, i have bought an external hard drive some months ago. In fact it's a normal IDE hard disk  with a 200 GB capacity, mounted in an external USB enclosure. It is partitioned in 2, a 32 GB FAT32 partition and a partition of almost 160 GB NTFS. I use it for keeping those files which are very important for me, to have them always with me because I travel a lot  and my laptop's hard drive capacity it isn't enough.

But yesterday, probably because of a shock or beyond normal limits vibration, i found that the NTFS partition is corrupted, some data files gave me errors when I wanted to open them, others even looked fine but all characters were changed. What should I do to recover all my files? I can't miss any since there are important files and this is way I prefer to ask somebody who really knows all those steps.


If you want to unformat your external hard disk, you may recover all your files following some simple steps:

Install the iCare Data Recovery Pro on your laptop's main drive using the license code received after you purchased this product. After this, connect the external hard disk through the USB port and reboot the system. After the system is up, start the software. Go to "Deep Scan Recovery" for formatted drive file recovery. Select the external partition you need to recover and let this software to do his job. iCare Data Recovery is user friendly and it's interface is pretty intuitive, so that it won't be a problem to figure all by yourself what will be the next steps.

If you do not want to pay, you can have a try with iCare Recovery Free. It is 100% freeware supporting for formatted external hard disk recovery.

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iCare Data Recovery works on every Windows operating system. Most of the software from the market is not compatible with recently released Windows 10 or previous Windows 8.1 /8, but iCare Recovery is able to work on all Windows.

The iCare Data Recovery is perfect to recover all type of files from external formatted hard disks. It will help you get back all your photos, documents, mp3, outlook file, presentations.

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