Recovering data from a hard drive after a full format?

By formataasker234 ·
Is that possible to recover data from a hard drive after full format???Any idea could be appreciated!

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Yes it is

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Recovering data from a ha ...

But depending on how Important the lost Data is you need to approach things differently.

if the data is Important as apposed to just being Nice to recover and peoples lives depend on the recovery of this Data you should send the Drive to a Data Recovery Specialist and pay them to recover your Data. The more that you mess Unsuccessfully with this Drive the less likely you are to be able to recover the Data and the more expensive you are going to make the recovery.

However if it would just be Nice to recover the Data and you can afford to loose it all without too much of a worry you can attack the drive with Recovery Software that performs a Forensic Type Recovery.

However you must understand that UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES do you ever write to a drive you are attempting to recover data from as you run the risk of overwriting data and making it very hard and expensive to recover. You always save any recovered Data to another Drive.

A free version of a Recovery Program which is recommended by others here at TR but which I have no experience with is Recurva from Priforma which you can try if you do not ABSOLUTELY need to recover this data.

http://www.filehippo .com/download_recuva
remember to remove the space from between filehippo and the .com for a working link.


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Yes, it is possible!

by Desdemona399111 In reply to Recovering data from a ha ...

Yes, it is possible for you to recover data after format as long as you have not put anything new to rewritten your original data.
Generally, after the format, the inner data is not immediately gone. Therefore, you could get it back at the aid of a recovery tool.

Here is a hard drive recovery freeware that has helped me recover many of my photos, videos, music and files from a mistakenly formatted hard drive:


However, you have to know that there is no guarantee to regain your data completely since the formatting process may have damaged part of your data.

Note for you:
1. Do not store any new data on this drive to avoid the original data overwritten by new data, which can make it gone forever.
2. Do not save the recovered data on the same drive, which can cause recovery failure.
3. Do not forget to back up your important data before you do any change to it in the future.

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by formataasker234 In reply to Yes, it is possible!

Thank you for your instruction. I have tried your advice. It is really great. I have restored 99% of my files from my formatted hard disk drive.

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Thank you for your answer.

by formataasker234 In reply to Recovering data from a ha ...

I have restored my data back! Thank you!!!!!

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