What would you think after formatting the external hard disk drive by accident? Some of us may think data recovery after format at once. But we may give up finding the way to get the lost files back because we have no idea. It is really annoying to format the external hard disk drive by mistake. For instance:
Is there any way to recover files after format external hdd by error? I clicked on the format button by mistake two days ago when intend to open the information needed on the external hard disk drive. Suddenly, all files and folders stored on the external hard disk drive disappeared. I was so upset because the home work I need to hand in is included in the lost information on the external hard disk drive. Can I get my losses back from the formatted external hdd? And how? -Joshua
What should I do after formatting the external hard disk drive by mistake if I do not want to lose files saved on it at the previous time? Is it possible to perform external hard disk drive format recovery? Please tell me if you have any possible idea and I would like to have a try. Any suggestion would be appreciated. By the way, files I want to recover mainly are image files and the external hard disk drive was formatted more than ten hours. –Hunk
Do you have any idea how to help Joshua and Hunk to solve their problem? Actually, we should not give up because there is a possible way to retrieve lost information after formatting the external hard disk drive, indeed. We can have a try.
How to restore information after formatting external hard disk drive
The following steps can help us start the data recovery from the formatted external hard disk drive with data recovery tool.
Step1. Download and install data recovery software on the computer.
Step2. Connect the formatted external hard disk drive to the computer on which data recovery tool launched.
Step3. Open the data restoration program and choose one recovery model and object disk to scan.
Step4. Wait to the end of the scan and preview files in the list and then pick up the data useful to recover.
Step5. Select one of the computer hard disk as the location to save files to be restored.
The recoverable can be recovered as long as they can be scanned by data recovery software. What’s more, it would not take too long to get what we need back from the formatted external hard disk drive with data recovery tool.