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How to Recover Files After Accidentally Formatted Windows 10/8/7

by Abrienne Jonethan IT & Technical Writer

One of the unexpected scenarios that may take place at many a  time and that may result from huge data loss situations that is the accidental format of files. Usually, it starts when you use a tool to format an external drive or internal partition. You might remember all the partitions & external drive list connected to your windows machine in the selection box and accidentally select the boot drive instead of any other drives. Although, it is very easy to identify all the drives, at times, the information about partition name or the drive letter is not shown properly due to which user may get confused and select a wrong drive.

Whenever you format your Windows partitions, the entire drive becomes inaccessible and cannot recognize by other windows systems. And If you reinstalled the operating system to fix these issues, then also you will lose your personal data that are saved on C drive. If you are troubled with the deletion of Windows partition unintentionally and you might have tried a lot of methods and still looking for a better option to recover files. You must use SysInfoTools Windows Data Recovery Software.

Most of the users have the misconception that the deleted files can never be recovered or there is an expensive way to retrieve the deleted data. Generally, when a file is deleted from a drive, it only removes the file pointer and marks the space free for a new file storage. However, the original file still remains in the same pointer or position. Therefore, you can always recover lost files or formatted drive by a recovery software. There are some other different occasion when you might end up with formatting your boot drive or drives. Here are some scenarios mentioned below:

·        When we talk about Windows, there are multiple file systems which include FAT(with other FAT versions) and NTFS(A New & Improved file system). Each of these file systems has its own merits and demerits. At times, according to the requirement you need to switch your currently used file system to another version in order to perform multiple tasks. This process may lead to an unintentional format of your C drive, while you were supposed to format some other drive.

·    Physical damage to any hard drive part named as bad sectors of the drive, which is usually created due to certain file transfer failure or interruptions. The operating system is not such programmed to access these bad sectors that are caused due to corruption. Once in a while, if these cases occur to your C drive which makes the OS inaccessible and you will be forced to format your C drive, which may lead to huge amount of data loss.

·     FAT file structure is mainly responsible for file organization and proper booting of an operating system. Many times, file structure gets corrupted due to any external modification or recent applications installation that makes the C drive inaccessible and we require to format it, another way of losing data.

Accidental format of a drive(C Drive or External) lead to a huge loss of data, no matter how regularly backup is maintained but some of the important files always lose it path when you have unintentionally format the Windows drive. Although it should be considered as a major issue, you could resolve it easily with the help of multiple efficient recovery tools. Here, you will get to know about one of such popular and reliable tool that can help you to recover data after formatting the C drive or boot drive.

For this, you need to be careful about choosing a recovery program or application that work on your boot drive in order to recover the volume data or the whole volume, else it could lead to permanent data loss.


About Abrienne Jonethan Advanced     IT & Technical Writer

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Created on Mar 29th 2018 08:16. Viewed 482 times.

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