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Sunday, November 30, 2014

External hard disk data recovery after formatted

Some of us become panic after formatting the external hard disk by accident, because there have been saved a lot of files and folders on the portable hard drive at the previous time. They may think that they must have lost all contents from the formatted portable hard disk. It is true that files and folders saved on the external hard disk are erased due to the formatting action. But they do not know there is a chance for us to get lost files back from the formatted external hard disk.

Yes, we have the ability to recover data from the formatted external usb disk. What we should take notice of is that it is better for us not to store new files on the formatted portable hard disk until all needed files have been retrieved successfully. The reason is that we may lose the opportunity to get what we need back from the formatted external hard disk if they are overwritten by new information.

How to recover lost files from the formatted external hard disk

The way to retrieve lost contents after formatting the external hard disk is to ask data recovery software for help. Here are its steps as follows:

Step1. Connect the formatted external hard disk to the computer.

Step2. Download and install data recovery software on the computer to which the formatted portable hard drive has been inserted.

Step3. Open the data restoration tool and then choose the recovery model and aim disk to scan.

Step4. 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 as the location to save files to be restored.

As we all know, there are more than one brands of external hard disk. We can buy one form WD, Transcend, and other brands of portable hard drive. What we should know is that no matter which brands of the external hard disk, we can perform data recovery after formatting the hard disk drive. And the same point is that we should not store any new data on the formatted external hard disk until all files needed have been restored successfully.
You might mistakenly format memory card and lose important files. If you have any doubt on how to recover photos from memory card after formatting, you can use the data recovery software to recover formatted SD card photosrecover formatted CF card files and other types of memory card.

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