How to Recover Files after Quick Format
Formatting the drive is of 2 types. One is the quick format and the other is full format. Most of the users prefer Quick format over the full format. This is because quick format is considered to be the fastest process than the full format. Once you press the Quick format option, all the files gets deleted but the bad sectors which is present in the drive are skipped. Hence this process is fast and quick formatted partitions are recoverable without facing any difficulty. You can carry on this quick format operation on hard drives, SD memory card, USB drives and other types of external storage drives.
Although it has some advantages, it also equipped with disadvantages with it. Unknowingly you might end up with loss of partition from the drive because of this quick format. There is no need to get panic if you performed accidental quick format on the drive that contains lot of useful files. Quick formatting the drive does not erases the files on the drive but only the address tables. Also it is not your fault that you execute quick format on the drive or other removable data storage devices. Here you get information on how to recover files after quick format.
To retrieve files after quick format, it is suggested to use some easy to use Partition Recovery Tool. One of the most useful application that can be applied for recovering partition after quick format is SFWare Partition Recovery Software. It executes such an easy steps which can be easily understood by the novice and perform quick formatted partition recovery process with utmost ease. You can restore quick formatted partition on bit Windows and Mac OS. All major brands of hard drives like Seagate, Western Digital, Buffalo, Iomega, HP, LaCie, Samsung, SanDisk, etc can be easily recovered using this utility.
Causes for quick formatting the drive:
Reformatting hard drive is the process of changing the file system. Occurrence of some errors or any sort of distortions like power failure or system shut down can damage your partition and creates a need of quick formatting the hard drive in the computer. Sometimes after turning on the PC, you might come across the error messages like “drive not formatted, do you want to format now?”, if you continue with such error messages and click on format option then the complete partition on the hard drive gets quickly formatted and end up with severe loss of files stored in it. Other causes like malware infection, operating system reinstallation, usage of irrelevant third party programs, etc can lead to quick format of partition.
Forget about all these issues on how the files are lost from the drive due to quick format, accidentally quick formatted hard drive issue. You can easily retrieve quick format partition using SFWare Partition Recovery Tool. This tool helps in retrieving files from RAID0, RAID1 and RAID5 partitions. Quick formatted partitions from external HDD of various brands like Samsung, Seagate, Maxtor, Western Digital etc can be easily restored using this program. Helps in restoring quick formatted partition of different hard drive brands like Seagate (FreeAgent, GoFlex, Expansion, Satellite, Replica), Western Digital (My Passport, My Book, Elements), Buffalo (MiniStation, DriveStation), Hitachi (Touro, LifeStudio), Toshiba (Canvio), Transcend, Kingston, Imation, Fujitsu, Quantum, Samsung, Maxtor, etc. Other than retrieving files from partitions after quick format, this tool also recovers data from reformatted or inaccessible partitions with ease. SFWare Partition Recovery Wizard retrieves unreadable partition by following few simple steps. This tool also restores data from FAT, HFS, or NTFS formatted drives.
Important cautions to be followed to avoid data loss due to quick formatting in future:
- Always have a backup important data before performing quick format on the hard drive or on any external hard drives
- Secure your PC from malicious threats by regularly updating the anti-virus applications
- It is suggested to make sure that you have selected the right drive for formatting
Steps to be followed:
- Download demo version of this software
- Select "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option
- Choose the formatted disk and click on "Next" option
- Scanning and Recovery process takes sometime...
- Recovered data can be previewed in demo version
- Saving of the data can be done with the help of full version