Do you need Windows XP format recovery software for lost file recovery after formatting disk drive on your computer? A format program for Windows XP is able to work on Windows XP operating system to resolve data loss problem after formatting disk drive by accident, formatting memory card for digital camera / smartphone by mistake, formatting an external hard drive by error, etc. In a word, you can use Windows XP format recovery software to get back lost files from any storage media after formatting it on Windows XP computer. This article will share a Windows XP format recovery tool which helps recover data after quick format or full format.
Step1. Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows XP. Then, launch the software and select a proper scan mode.
Step2. Choose the formatted drive as aim disk and then wait the software to scan it to search lost files.
Setp3. Preview files after scanning and then save the lost files to another drive.
There is a "Format" option after right clicking a disk drive on Windows XP computer. Sometimes, you probably mistakenly click this option and format the disk drive with all data being erased immediately. Windows XP usually full format the selected drive by default, but you can click "Quick Format" option to get the selected drive quick formatted. Whether you quick format or full format a disk drive, you can use iCare Data Recovery to unformat the disk drive so as to get back all lost files.
Sometimes, Windows XP may pop up disk drive not formatted error message to ask you to format the disk drive when you attempt to open it. Do you need to format the disk drive when receiving the error message on Windows XP? Well, disk drive not formatted error usually occurs on a disk drive because its file system is corrupted and changes to RAW format. In this situation, you can also use iCare Data Recovery to extract all previous inaccessible data from the disk drive without formatting it.
When hard drive is infected with virus, you might format the drive in order to erase the virus. As a matter fact, formatting only erases all data from the disk drive and prepares the disk space as empty for new data storage, but it does not help erase any virus. Therefore, when any disk drive is attacked by virus, you should run anti-virus software to check and erase all viruses rather than formatting the disk. If you have formatted the disk drive before running antivirus software, iCare Data Recovery also provides a solution for data recovery after formatting a disk drive that is infected with virus on Windows XP.
In addition to what mentioned above, you probably perform format on Windows XP in some other situations such as:
1. You may format a disk drive in order to free up disk space, but the problem is that you forgot to check if this drive still contains any important data before formatting.
2. Sometimes, you might format disk drive due to reinstalling Windows XP operating system.
3. You may format hard disk drive when you want to reallocate disk space.
4. You might format a disk partition on Windows XP because it contains bad sectors.
iCare Data Recovery is a data recovery tool that is able to recover data after reformat / format on condition that the lost data is not overwritten or corrupted. Therefore, you can try this software to scan the formatted drive to search lost files when you perform format on Windows XP due to reasons above.
External hard drive is a media that is widely used by computer users for data storage and backup. You probably mistakenly format external hard drive on Windows XP when you plug it to your computer to read or write some data. Or you may format external hard drive due to other reasons. iCare Data Recovery is able to work on all brands of external hard drives such as Seagate, Western Digital, Samsung, Hitachi, Maxtor, Kingston, etc when you format it on your Windows computer.
As Windows data recovery software, iCare Data Recovery is compatible with Windows XP operating system to help recover data after formatting in following situations:
Generally speaking, with iCare Data Recovery, you can recover all types of files from any storage media after formatting on Windows XP.
It is true that you are able to recover data even after complete format a disk drive on Windows XP. Many people believe that it is not possible to restore data after complete format, because full format will erase all data permanently. In fact, whether you quick format or complete format a disk drive, it does not delete all data permanently as long as the lost data is not overwritten by new files. In other words, if you can make sure not write new data to the formatted disk drive, you have chance to get back all lost files from full formatted disk drive on Windows XP.
In addition to recover files after formatting, this software also enables you to restore data after deleting. It helps recover deleted files from recycle bin after emptying or restore shift deleted files on Windows XP.