How to recover data from formatted drive in Windows 10?

Posted by Admin to Format Recovery on April 28th, 2017

Last night I formatted my external hard drie in Windows 10 by a mistake. I don't take any backup of these important data, is there any way to get them back?

Format has two types: Quick format and full format. By default, the format option is QUICK FORMAT, you are lucky to recover data from formatted drive if you didn't uncheck "Quick Format" option.

In Windows Vista/7/8/10, if you Full Format a partition, the lost data cannot be recovered as Windows would erase the data completely after full format. Fortunately, the default format option is Quick Format.

Windows 10 formatted drive data recovery tips

1. The first absolute rule you need to know is - please do not write any data to the formatted drive, otherwise, you will overwrite the lost data so that the lost data is impossible to recover.

2. Please don't save the recovered data to the formatted drive when recovering, otherwise, the lost data will be overwritten.

3. To avoid data loss again, you'd better back up your files regularly with backup software or other methods.

How to recover data from formatted drive in Windows 10 after quick format

M3 Data Recovery is a free and professional data recovery software which can recover data from formatted drive in Windows 10/8/7/Vista after quick format, recover data from formatted drive in Windows XP after quick format and full format.

Tutorial to recover data from formatted drive in Windows 10 with M3 Data Recovery

Step 1: Download and install M3 Data Recovery software on your computer.

Step 2: Run M3 Data Recovery software and choose "Data Recovery" module.

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Step 3: Select the formatted drive, check deep scan option and then click Next to scan the lost data from formatted drive.

Recover data from formatted drive in Windows 10

Step 4: Select the files you expect and click Recover to save them.

Recover data from formatted drive in Windows 10 after full format

Up to now, there is no way to recover data from formatted drive in Windows 10 after full format. In Windows Vista/7/8/10, if you Full Format a partition, the lost data cannot be recovered as Windows would erase the data completely (Write zero) after full format. Fortunately, the default format option is Quick Format.

Other data recovery benefits of M3 Data Recovery software

Besides to recover data from formatted drive, M3 Data Recovery software can also recover data from formatted external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, SD card, etc., recover deleted files even if emptied from Recycle Bin, recover data from RAW partition, recover data from inaccessible, corrupted, deleted or lost partition, recover data from failed, corrupted, formatted, deleted or lost Bitlocker encrypted partition, etc.

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