How to Recover Formatted Data with CMD Command Prompt

Summary

Data was formatted by mistake? Is it possible to recover data from formatted device? This article will show you how to easily recover the formatted data with CMD command prompt or other useful tools.

Is It Possible to Recover Data form Formatted Device with CMD?

“I mistakenly formatted my USB pen drive by mistake, I have some important work files on it, is it possible to recover formatted data from USB pen drive? Does CMD command prompt wok?”

CMD command prompt is a system tool built-in Windows system, which can perform many operations on the computer for free. But for data recovery, to be honest, it is not a very effective solution. But is is no harm to try, it is totally free. I will show you the steps to recover formatted data with CMD command prompt, and then we will also show you another more effective solution.

Steps to Recover Data from Formatted Device with CMD Command Prompt

Attention:

Do not put a wrong number on the command window when you run CMD command prompt, it will not work if you type a wrong command line.

Step1: Run CMD.

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Step2: Type “attrib -h -r -s /s /d X:\*.*” in the command window(X is the drive latter of your formatted device), then press Enter to go.

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Better Solution for Format Recovery

CMD command prompt is not a good idea for data recovery sometimes, you may fail when you try this solution to recover formatted data using CMD command prompt. Here I would like to recommend another solution for you. You can try to use iCare Data Recovery pro to recover data from formatted device like USB pen drive, SD memory card, external hard drive, etc. It is a read-only data recovery software which will do no harm to your computer or data, and iCare Data Recovery pro has fantastic data recovery ability, which can recover almost all the data loss situations, formatted data can easily be recovered with this useful tool.

This data recovery program has a good compatibility for Windows, if you use Windows system, you can free download it here.

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Then you can follow the simple instructions to recover your formatted data

Step1: Free download iCare Data Recovery pro at iCare Recovery website. Install the program and run it.

Step2: Enter “Deep Scan Recovery” mode. Select your device to start scanning.

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Step3: Preview the found data, and select those needed to recover. Store them to another place.

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After these three steps, you can recover your data from formatted device.

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