How to Restore Files after Formatted Hard Drive
Nowaday, the computer has become the most commonly used tools of people. In order to make it better to work, for some reasons, such as the system is slow, system upgrades, virus attacks and so on, we need to format our computer's hard drive. However, when you were reported like Operating System not found, Invalid or corrupt FAT, Cannot find file or program, etc. which displayed on a black screen with white text after you formatted hard drive (formatted system), you begin to realize that your data has been lost. How unfortunately!
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2 Parts to Restore Files after Formatted Hard Drive
Step1. Choose the Wizard Mode recovery
Part.1: Recover Data in Wizard Mode
After launching the program, you are guided to the Wizard Mode automatically. Here you only need to click on "Next" to answer two simple questions and the program will do the rest for you.
Step2. Select the file type you want to recover
You are here in front of the first question. View file types and check the one that you are going to recover, or check "All files" if you want to recover various data in different file types. There are graphic, audio, video, document and email file types.
Step3. Tell where you lost your files
Step4. Begin to search your lost files
Step5. Preview and recover your lost files
Additionally, you can check the previous path of those files by switching "File type" to "Path".
Important: Do not save files to the location where you lost your files. If you don't recover the files you are looking for, they will be overwritten by your new file saving.
Recover in advance: During the recovery process, you can check files at the same time. If the files you want have been scanned out, you can "Pause" to recover them first. Then "Continue" or "Stop" your scan.
Filter: You can filter your lost files in the scanning result by search the filename or path.
Save the scanning result: When stopping the scanning, you can save the current scanning results for recovery at a later time.
Part.2: Recover Data in Standard Mode
Step1. Choose the Standard Mode recovery
When running the program, choose to go to "Standard Mode". Here you can choose Lost File Recovery, Partition Recovery, Raw File Recovery and Resume Recovery.
Step2. Select the recovery way
#1. Lost File Recovery
Lost File Recovery can recover deleted files such as deleted by Shift + Delete or emptied from the Recycle Bin, no matter from your computer or other removable media.
Select the disk or a specific folder where you lost your files, and click on “Start” to scan and recover them. Go to step5 above.
#2. Partition Recovery
Partition Recovery supports the recovery of lost, deleted, resized or damaged partition.
Select the disk where you lost your partition, and click on "Next".
After scanning the lost partitions, choose the one you want to recover files from, and hit on "Start". Go to step5 above.
#3. Raw File Recovery
You are suggested to use Raw File Recovery only when previous scans cannot find your lost files. This recovery process will take you lots of time and doesn't show you the file names and paths.
Select a partition to recover files from, and click on "Start". Go to step5 above.
There are scan options, quick scan for deleted files or long-time scan for all file. You can check one of them before performing the scan.
#4. Resume Recovery
Resume Recovery is only used for saved scan results. If you have a scan result, import the saved scan result to resume a previous recovery session for time saving.
Then it begins to continue scanning your lost files. When the scanning completes, switch to step5 above.
What’s More About The Program
Wondershare Data Recovery supports recover lost videos, photos, music, documents, emails, etc. from your Windows computer's hard drive as well as from USB drives, external hard drives, mobile phones, digital cameras, iPods, MP3/MP4 players, and other storage media.
-Complete Formats: Recover over 550 unique file formats
-Widely-Range Use: Fully recover documents, emails, photos, videos, audio files and more
-Free Experience: Recover 100MB files for free with the free trial version
-Reasons for Selection: Read-only, risk-free, and cost-effective Windows data recovery software
-Easy-to-use: No prior recovery skills needed