Data Recovery from Formatted HDD


To recover data from formatted hard drive after you format it in several scenarios, it is very difficult task to perform data recovery from formatted hard disk. But for computer specialists, its very easy to recover formatted hard drive. Other than computer specialists, find it hard to recover formatted hard drives. This article will let you know an easy way with Hitachi File Recovery software to retrieve files from formatted hard drive.

Hitachi File Recovery software is specially designed for users those who have less or no knowledge of data recovery after formatting their hard drives. It is highly recommended to use this software to restore formatted hard disk data after it is being formatted under various circumstances. Before learning much about this software, one should be aware of scenarios that lead to formatting of the hard disk drives. This software has been designed seperately for Windows and Mac platforms. Mac users can apply this tool to get back data from Hitachi hard drive on Mac OS X which include Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Yosemite, Snow Leopard, etc.

Under below mentioned scenarios, you may format your hard disk drive and come across severe data loss:

Unintentional Formatting: When you want to format a particular partition of your computer’s hard drive, you may format some other partition instead of right partition, thinking that you are formatting the required partition. As a result of this, all files stored in that partition will get erased. Under such circumstances, you can make use of Hitachi Partition Recovery tool to restore files without any issues.

Changing File System: You will format your computer’s hard drive, when you want to convert the file system from FAT to NTFS or vice versa. During this time, you may forget to take a backup of your precious data. In such case, you will face huge data loss.

Virus Attacks: If you try to access a partition, when harmful viruses and malwares have intruded and infected that hard drive partition, then you may encounter format error message like “Disk in the drive not formatted, do you want to format it now?”. In such circumstance, if you press ‘Yes’, then all your data gets erased. In some cases, virus affected hard drive goes dead and the files saved in it may become inaccessible or the dead hard drive may go unrecognized by the system. If this is the case, one can visit this link to know the easiest method of recovering data from dead hard drive.

Other Factors: Apart from the above mentioned reasons, you may lose your valuable data due to various other reasons like file system corruption, bad sectors, repartitioning using Chkdsk utility, command prompt usage, etc.

Precautionary measures to be taken before recovery:

It is important thing to be kept in mind is that you must and should avoid using formatted hard drive in order to avoid overwriting of new data on lost data. At any cost, never install this Hitachi File Recovery software on the hard drive partition from which you want to recover data. Install this software on a healthy drive of your computer.

Software to recover formatted hard drive:

Hitachi File Recovery software is a perfect solution to recover formatted hard drive files in an easy way. It is capable of recovering more than 300 types of files within few couple of clicks. Images, videos, music files, presentation files, Word documents, spreadsheets, system files, games, etc can be recovered by using this software. This tool has an ability to retrieve files from Hitachi Travelstar hard drive, Hitachi Deskstar, Hitachi Travelstar 7k1000, and other versions of Hitachi hard drives with great ease.

Unique features of the program:

  • If you want to evaluate the software prior to purchase, then you can download and run it’s demo version in free of cost.
  • Demo version scans and recovers almost all types of data from formatted hard disk in few simple clicks. Once, it completes scanning process, all the recovered files can be previewed in File Type View.
  • Using this software, you can also recover data from dead SATA hard drive on all major versions of Windows based operating system.
  • “Save Recovery Session” option helps you to save the entire data recovery session in the demo version itself. So that, after you purchase the software, you can resume with this saved session by choosing “Open Recovery Session” option, thereby your time is saved by avoiding rescanning the hard drive. In order to know more about Hitachi hard drive data recovery process, check this page:

Follow the steps to perform data recovery from formatted hard drive:

Step 1: First download and install the demo version of this rescue software on your system. Then double click the shortcut icon to launch the application and choose "Recover Drives" option from the main screen of the tool to recover data from formatted hard drive as shown in Figure 1.

Recover Formatted Hard Drive - Main Window

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 2: Now based on your scenario, choose either “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option for formatted hard drive recovery. After that, a list of drives present on your system will be displayed, select Hitachi Hard Drive from which you need to recover files and then click on next arrow button as shown in Figure 2.

Recover Formatted Hard Drive - Select Formatted Hard Drive

Figure 2: Select Formatted Hard Drive

Step 3: Once done with the formatted hard drive recovery process, you will be able to preview your recovered data either in “File Type View” or “Data View” as shown in Figure 3.

Recover Formatted Hard Drive - Preview Recovered Data

Figure 3: Preview Recovered Data

Note: Refer our video tutorial to know about this software in elaborated way.

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