Recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8 with Windows 8 data recovery freeware

Posted by Juno to Format Recovery on June 13th, 2017

For quite a long time, my computer which runs on Windows 8 operating system had performed slowly and had frequently got into troubles, so I formatted the hard drive on Windows 8 computer. Before formatting, I backed up files on that hard drive. But later those backup files were found to be lost. Some of the files are really important for me. Is there any possibility for me to recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8?

Windows 8 is one of the most popular Operating System among Windows users. It serves numerous users, bringing them great convenience. But at the same time, data loss on Windows 8 has annoyed lots of users. Lose data after formatted hard drive on Windows 8? Forget to back up files before format? Or mistakenly format one hard drive when you actually want to format another?

You may think that getting into the above situations means you have lost data forever, so you just give up searching for method to recover data. But actually, that's not true. This passage will introduce why you can recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8, and how to recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8 with the best data recovery software.

Why you can recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8?

Under Windows 8, format is divided into Quick Format and Full Format. Lost data can be recovered after Quick Format; while after Full format, it will be zero out by the Operating System and will become unrecoverable. But there is no need to be panic for the default option is Quick Format. So as long as you haven't unchecked the "Quick Format" option, you are using Quick Format and lost data is recoverable.

Tips for recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8

Before performing data recovery, here are 3 tips for you to keep your lost data intact:

1. After format, avoid using the hard drive, reformatting it or making any further operation on it.

2. In order to prevent data being overwritten, save the restored files on another hard drive instead of the formatted one.

3. Back up your important data regularly in the future.

Recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8 with Windows 8 data recovery freeware

You can free download Windows 8 data recovery software - iBoysoft Data Recovery to get lost data back. iBoysoft Data Recovery is a professional & free data recovery software that can recover data from formatted hard drive partition, RAW hard drive partition, inaccessible hard drive, recover data from deleted or lost hard drive partition, recover data after quick format, etc.

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Recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8 with iBoysoft Data Recovery

Step 1: Download, install and launch iBoysoft Data Recovery on your Windows 8 computer.

Step 2: Select the formatted hard drive and click "Next" to scan lost files on that hard drive.

Recover data from formatted hard drive Windows 8 with Windows 8 data recovery freeware

Step 3: Preview the scanning results, choose lost files and click "Recover" to get them back.

Step 4: Check to ensure all lost data has been recovered.

Aside from recovering data from formatted hard drive Windows 8, iBoysoft Data Recovery can also recover data from formatted Windows 10 drive, recover data from formatted external hard drive, recover data from formatted USB flash drive, recover data from formatted SD card, etc.

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