I have accidentally formatted my USB flash drive and want to know if there is any software I can use to recover the lost files. Any help would be appreciated.
Have you ever formatted your hard drive, external hard drive or USB flash drive by mistake like the above? Have you ever formatted one hard drive, external hard drive or USB flash drive when you actually want to format another? Have you ever found there are still significant files in your storage device after format? Is it possible to unformat hard drive, external hard drive or USB flash drive and get lost files back?
If you are annoyed by data loss after format and want to get lost data back, you have come to the right place. This passage will mainly focus on why you can unformat hard drive, external hard drive or USB flash drive, tips for unformat hard drive, external hard drive or USB flash drive, and most important of all, how to get lost data back with unformat freeware.
Under Windows, format is divided into two types: quick format and full format. If you perform full format in Windows 10/8/7/Vista, the lost data is unrecoverable as the Operating System would erase the data completely. Fortunately, the default option is quick format.
When you perform quick format in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP or full format in Windows XP, the Operating System deletes the entries to data, makes the data invisible and prepares the space as available for new data. The data remains intact at the original place, only becomes invisible for common users but still could be found for technicians with certain methods. So the lost files can be recovered after quick format in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and full format in Windows XP.
Tips for unformatting hard drive, external hard drive or USB flash drive
Although you can recover data after format, there is one important thing you should take care of. After format, the files keeps at the original place but can be easily overwritten by new data. Making any further operation on the formatted storage device, like reformatting it, saving new files on it, storing the recovered files on it, will input new data to it. Once the lost data has been overwritten, you will lose the chance to get them back. So what you should do is stop using the formatted storage device and perform data recovery as soon as possible.
To get lost data back after format, you need an unformat freeware - iBoysoft Data Recovery. iBoysoft Data Recovery is a complete unformat freeware that can unformat hard drive, unformat external hard drive, unformat USB flash drive and recover data from formatted hard drive, recover data from formatted external hard drive, recover data from formatted USB flash drive, recover data from formatted SD card, recover deleted files even if emptied from Recycle Bin, etc. in Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003.
Step-by-step tutorial to unformat data from formatted drive with iBoysoft Data Recovery
If your formatted storage device is USB flash drive, external hard drive or other external storage device, you should firstly connect it to the PC and then launch iBoysoft Data Recovery & choose the formatted drive.
Aside from unformatting hard drive, external hard drive and USB flash drive, iBoysoft Data Recovery can also recover data from RAW external hard drive, RAW hard drive partition, RAW SD card, RAW USB flash drive, inaccessible hard drive, inaccessible external hard drive, or corrupted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, etc.
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