How to Recover Data From a Formatted Drive on Windows 8


Remo Recover software has powerful scanning algorithms to easily restore a formatted hard drive on Windows 8.

You are excited about testing out the new interface on your Windows 8 system. Lots of changes have been incorporated from Windows 7. You decide to format your hard drive to have more drives to play around with.

Users format a drive for multiple reasons. Here are a few of them:

  • Complete removal of data: You could be erasing the data for your own use – like switching your hard drive for use on a different system or a setting. If you already have a backup of files from the hard drive in a separate drive and the hard drive is infected by a virus, a format will remove all data including viruses or other threats. Selling your hard drive to another person can also be the reason.
  • Changing to a different Operating system: Formatting is one of the best ways to get rid of all the old system files and settings. It also prevents any malware from old Operating system to enter into this new Operating system.
  • Change of File system: Windows uses NTFS file system, while recent Mac systems use HFS+ file system. USB drives have EXT4 file system, which can be read by all Operating systems. Formatting is a great option to change file system of a hard drive.

Note that once you format the hard drive, entire data within it has not disappeared. Only the address pointers of these files have been removed. They can still be restored as long as you do not use the hard drive. If files are added, overwriting happens and there is no chance of data recovery.


Recovery using Remo Recover software

Remo Recover software has strong inbuilt algorithms to recover data from your formatted hard drives. By following few simple steps, you are on your way to successfully recover data from formatted hard drive in Windows 8.

Remo Recover can restore data from different kinds of hard drives including SATA, SCSI, IDE etc.

FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5, ExFAT are some of the file systems supported by Remo Recover software.

If the file you are searching is not showing up in the recovered list, you can add a new file type using Raw signature search option.

If you recently formatted your laptop hard drive, this method is still beneficial.  You can easily recover files from formatted laptop hard drive using Remo Recover.

Once the recovery process is complete, you can preview the files through Preview option. Once you are satisfied with the data recovery, you can save these files to a destination folder of your choice.