Formatting is the process of creating a new file system on the hard drive and erasing the current content of your hard drive. But sometimes we experience data loss situations because of various reasons. You might have come across complex data loss situations due to formatting or reformatting the portable hard drive without having a proper data backup. In such scenarios very precious data can be lost just in few seconds. Some people might think that lost data in the above mentioned cases cannot be recovered in any way. But the fact is that you can recover data from formatted hard drive by making use of any good quality removable media recovery software.
Some data loss situations in which hard drive can be formatted by accident are briefly described as follows.
- Unintentional or accidental formatting: There are several ways to format a hard drive. While following any one of them data can be lost due to simple human error like unknowingly formatting a wrong drive or any other storage device by mistake while trying to format some other drive. Apart from this data can be accidentally formatted while reinstalling new operating system without having a proper data backup.
- Improper or incomplete formatting: Data loss can be occurred due to incomplete or improper formatting of a hard drive. This situation can lead to corruption of a hard drive resulting in data stored on it becomes inaccessible.
- Reformatting partition: If you are looking for conversion of one file system to another then you have to reformat the hard drive. However, encountering of an error during file system conversion will lead to hard drive get corrupt and this situation will result in making the data stored in it inaccessible.
- Formatting of a hard drive using the disk management utility: On Windows systems, a disk management utility allows you to perform several disk related tasks like format a drive, delete a previous partition, modify existing partition, and create a new partition. Suppose you have accidentally formatted a single drive or complete hard drive by using a disk management utility, this situation could cause the data loss.
It is recommended to avoid installation or storage of any other new program or file into the formatted hard drive. This avoidance will decrease the chances of permanent data loss and make your lost data safe from getting overwritten. Anyhow, you need not to be concerned about data loss since you can completely recover files from flash drive after formatting by using Windows data recovery software. It is specially designed for recovering the data which is lost due to any of the above data loss scenarios. This software can also be used to recover data from flash drive, flash memory card, compact flash card, and portable hard drive after formatting them by mistake. Demo version of this data recovery software is available for download on the internet; with the help of this you can preview the recovered data. After getting satisfaction with the trial version, you can go for purchasing the complete version software.