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When a hard drive has been formatted, files that were on the drive before the formatting may be recoverable. The ability to recover the files depends on whether the hard drive was formatted using a simple format where only the new drive structure was defined or using a full format where every bit of data was written over to clear the drive. With a full formatting, data are usually not recoverable. With a simple formatting, most files should be recoverable. If you choose the proper way, you can recover the files from the formatted hard drive.

The Reasons Why Formatted Files Can Be Recovered


1. Understand that formatting the hard drive does not remove the data from your computer. As long as nothing else is written over the top of the data, it is still available and can be recovered. It is simply invisible, so to speak. You should, however, make an attempt to recover the data as soon as possible, to help prevent the space from being used by another file or program.

2. When you deleted a file, you just lose the file entry in the disk or other media storages. The file content still exists on the hard disk, Windows simply marks the hard drive and notify the file system that the space the file formerly occupy is free and can be re-usable . In most cases, Windows doesn't erase the true file content. So the file content is still there, and it is still possible to recover the deleted data

So, Stop using that computer immediately!
You can recover the files from formatted card with the help of WiseRecovery. WiseRecovery supports wide kinds of deleted files, such as MS Office documents, Acrobat, Archive, Audio, Video, Image, Backup, Database, and Internet files, in total, there are more than 600+ major file types are supported by WiseRecovery.

How to Recover Formatted Files with WiseRecovery

Step 1

Download WiseRecovery Software, install it and launch it. Click the "Start Scan" button on the main window of WiseRecovery.

Step 2

You can see the list of all volumes found on your computer, select the exact drive and click the "Next" button to start scanning. If you can't see the drive, please make sure your external drives are connected, and click 'Refresh' button.

Step 3

It will take about 2-10 minutes to scan, it depends on your disk size and files amount on the disk. After scanning is finished, you can preview text document and files.
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