It is possible for us to recover data after formatting. For example, we can recover data after formatting the external hard disk, and we also can recover data after formatting the memory card, restore files after reformatting SD card by mistake and we can also restore files form other formatted storage devices. Why can we retrieve those lost files? The reason is that those original files are not erased due to the formatting operation. They are still saved on the storage devices, but we can not see them. What’s more, we can store new data on it after being formatted, because system regards that space as free. Those new contents may overwrite files seems lost.
What we should know is that we have no chance to get those original files back once they are overwritten by new data. So if there are files important or precious saved on the hard disk or other storage devices, we should not save any new content on it after format it. The first thing we should do is to retrieve the lost information. And we can store new files on it after all needed have been restored.
How to recover data form formatted storage devices
Here are the steps as follows to recover lost data after formatting the storage device:
Step1. Download and install the data recovery software on the computer.
Step2. Connect the formatted storage devices to the computer. Some storage devices, such as memory card, can not be connected to the computer directly, so we need a card reader at that time.
Step3. Run the data restoration program on the computer. Choose the recovery model and aim disk to scan.
Step4. Wait some minutes patiently and preview the contents in the list after the scan, and then pick up the needed to recover.
Step5. Select one of the computer hard disks available as the location to store files to be retrieved.
Data recovery after formatting can work to external hard disk, hard disk, phone internal memory, USB stick, SD card, CF card, MMC card, memory stick, and other kinds of storage devices after being formatted. You can recover photos videos from memory card, external and other device. You can perform format recovery no matter you format by mistake or due to unformatted error on microSD card, CF card, or other device.