I formatted an external hard drive with 1TB, is there a way I can recover data from this formatted external hard drive (I only want about 50 GB of it)?
The answer is Yes. Please download and try a program called M3 Data Recovery Free, it can recover data from formatted drive, recover deleted files, recover data from RAW drive, recover data from deleted or lost partition, etc. For Mac data recovery, please go to M3 Data Recovery for Mac.
There are two tutorials about how to recover data from formatted hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, SD card, etc. on Windows and Mac computers:
Tutorial 1 - Recover data from formatted drive on Mac computer
Tutorial 2 - Recover data from formatted drive on Windows computer
Tutorial 1: Recover data from formatted drive on Mac computer
Step 1: Download, install and launch M3 Mac Data Recovery on your Mac computer.
Step 2: Select "In a specific volume" and then select the formatted drive you want to recover data from..
Step 3: M3 Mac Data Recovery is scanning the lost data from formatted drive.
Step 4: Select the found files you expect to recover and then click Recover to save them.
Tutorial 2: Recover data from formatted drive on Windows computer
Step 1: Download and install M3 Data Recovery Free on your computer.
Step 2: Run M3 Data Recovery Free and choose "Data Recovery" module.
Step 3: Select the formatted drive which you want to recover data from and click Next to scan the lost data from formatted drive.
Step 4: The found files will be displayed on search result window, select the files you expect and click Recover to save them. You can also right click the selected photo or document and select Preview to preview file.